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Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

You are my bastard son.

A father makes provision for his illegitimate son reminding him that he is his father, a man makes allowances for his unworldly brother, a wrestler becomes a servant in a businessman's house and attempts to have his son continue what he claims is tradition, a self-indulgent writer laments having ignored his duties towards his now-dead son... Set primarily at the end of the Raj, this novel talks of the ties which bind families and the passions which tear them apart.