Indra Sinha's novel shortlisted for Booker

Indian born author Indra Sinha's book Animal's People has been shortlisted for the 2007 Booker prize.

The book, based on the Bhopal Gas tragedy of 1984 is the story of Animal, a crippled orphan in a town called Khaufpur.

It is written as a first person account using local dialect that adds the authenticity and the humour in the story.

The author has been a campaigner for the Bhopal Medical Appeal and hopes the book will draw attention to the continued suffering of people who have been ignored for years.

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