An affectionate yet Uncensored and UnWhitewashed picture of Mangalore and its characters, and of the thoughts and experiences of one of its rare sons who decided to resign from an elite and powerful civil service position to become a writer.
The book matters, because the people in it represent small ethnic groups that barely succeed in surviving globalization and being swallowed up by majority cultures.
Richard Crasta, the author of the bestselling novel The Revised Kama Sutra, knew Louella Lobo Prabhu over a period of more than thirty years, and met her five days before her death. Crasta writes an intimate and affectionate essay about her and her society.
The book also contains the voices and interviews of Mangalorean characters such as Dennis Britto, Malcolm Noronha, Father Claude, an unnamed and spirited Bunt woman, Reuben Nazareth, and others.