It's been banned and burned over the last couple of years. Taken from http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/such-long-journey:
Such a Long Journey is set in Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh. The novel tells the story of Dr Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of him and his family. His dreams and aspirations are quite modest, but when circumstances conspire to deny him even these modest expectations, he finds it hard to accept that he cannot make things happen the way he wants them to. As the novel unfolds, he discovers that there are other forces at play, larger than he.