27 Oct Review of Paper Lions in The Hindu Business Line
“Much of the beauty of the novel lies in how Koonar portrays relationships both within the family and society. All narrative tracks between husbands and wives, parents and children, spouses and in-laws are tied up; characters big and small receive adequate space and treatment. It is the same with rituals of childbirth, marriage, funerals, political campaigns, caste and class and religious relations. The novel presents a great cross-section of feudalism and shows how money and property played a role in Partition; for instance, how distress sales affected property rates. It also notes how the women upturn patriarchy from within as the men crumble in the face of overwhelming odds.” Read full review on BUSINESS LINE.