This is a portrait of an Indian middle-class family at the end of the 20th century. Jamun is a young man, adrift. His father, Shyamanand, is old and his mother, Urmila, is on her deathbed. As the novel opens the family are gathering for the inevitable parting.
Used availability for Upamanyu Chatterjee's The Last Burden
August 1993 : UK Hardback
August 1993 : USA Hardback
August 1994 : UK Paperback
June 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition