"Think what it meant being a Jew in Nazi Germany. Then, read up on what happened to homosexuals. Simply adding the two together doesn�t do justice. For Jewish homosexuals, the persecution needs to be compounded�like the Seth�s interest�to get at what lay in store. Reasonably good at math, Siegfried Steiger knew he was in for the compounded fucking of his life. Bombay Swastika swings from a Nazi Berlin gearing up for its Final Solution, to 1964 Bombay, where Ernst Steiger, a German Jew, accidentally finds himself caught up in the murder of a young tribal, killed amidst allegations of something being stolen from a secure, American compound. With the monsoons laying siege on the city, the reader accompanies Ernst past Bombay�s refugee camps and haunted whorehouses; food shortages, textbook mafias, communist protests against American PL 480 Food Aid, and peculiar happenings at India�s nuclear facility; where Dr. Homi J. Bhabha, the nation�s atomic mastermind, gets drawn into a conspiracy hatched in his absence. This one-of-a-kind thriller unfolds through the eyes of a motley cast�Salim Ali, the South Indian, Muslim engineer and committed Marxist; Bhairavi, the enigmatic and sensual refugee girl; Sethji, the dowry messiah; Tsering Tufan�Homi Bhabha�s Smiling Buddha�dying from radiation exposure; and Andhi Ma, the blind mendicant who sees what we can�t. Bombay Swastika is an exploration of the dark world of absolute truths."