(From the publisher):
Loading his pregnant wife, infant daughter, and widowed mother-in-law into a bullock cart, Faredoon Junglewalla, otherwise known as Freddy, leaves his ancestral village in the forests of Central India for the bustling city of Lahore. There he embarks on his search for fortune.
Freddy learns to thrive under British rule while becoming a source of wisdom for all except his wily mother-in-law Jerbanoo. Freddy is either the jewel of the Parsee community or a murdering scoundrel—Jerbanoo is not sure which. As far as Freddy is concerned, his mother-in-law is a canker blighting his life, an evil jinx on his household...
Original title: The Crow Eaters
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Indian Subcontinent