Books: The Soldier's Trade

BUGLES AND A TIGER (312 pp.]—John Masters—Viking ($3.95).

The most severe case of India fever in literature since Rudyard Kipling was brought down by it is undoubtedly that of Novelist John Masters (TIME, March 28). His goal is as massive as it is simple: to tell the whole story of the English in India in 35 historical novels covering 300 years. At 41, with five of the books behind him (including Bhowani Junction, Night Runners of Bengal and CoromandeU), he has a fair chance of carrying out his plan —particularly since he works on an electric typewriter, turning out first drafts at...

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