Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Some reading

I just finished this novel from the writer Hella J. Haasse. She was born in Java and then she had moved to the Netherlands.
The novel's title in english is "The Tea Merchants" (Los señores del te, en español). It is supposed to be a fiction novel, nevertheless it is based on true stories, letters and official documents on numbers harvests at India were the novel takes place. The interesting thing about it, is how getting into the characters you can get a better perspective of what was going on in India by the end of the XIX century.
So a brief introduction to the wild and humidity of India and the "starchy"manners of the ducht people at the colony.

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