The Growing Years is a novel that deals with the life of a
mother living in the shadow of death and, also the painful, exploratory
years of adolescent children. It delves with a touch of humour into the
complex psychology of children and adults as they age towards maturity
and death, unwilling participants.
also traverses the depths of an Anglo Indian culture left behind by the
colonials who quit India. A culture that has been nurtured and blossoms
in the gardens of a hybrid race that still closet themselves in the
bungalows of their minds.