This book, by Indian-Australian writer Aravind Adiga, is set in 2008 and describes the life of an angry driver who is planning to kill his rich employer. It is phrased as a series of discursive letters to the premier of China, who is planning a visit to the city. It starts in the driver’s childhood village of Laxmangarh, moves to Delhi, and finally to Bangalore.
Not a bad read. It won a prize. I recall finding that it dragged a little bit. Apparently people of India were not thrilled about the prize, because the book focusses on some of the uglier aspects of Indian society.