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By Pinki Virani

Journalist-turned-writer Pinki Virani examines the challenge which underlies the façade of innovative modernity that's present-day India via a suite of characters you will have met. If indirectly, then during the six levels of separation which thread jointly this tale of a life-changing weekend. The voice is that of Saraswati, librarian and collector of curious proof, who dies between her loved books on Thursday night. until eventually her physique is found on Monday, her spirit is loose to play sutradhar and watch over all she holds expensive: her sister Damayanti, spouse of a star; Tisca, heroine spurned via a emerging famous person; Qudsia Begum, Bangalore beautician and clever mom; Czaerandhari, erstwhile maharani and sms-addict; hard-talking journalist Nafisa, does she cover a mystery? but: Saraswati's tales will not be in simple terms approximately ladies who stay up for their thought of heaven to ensue. there's the wily husband of Bhagyalakshmi, scooty-driving bank-employee transposed from cultured Chennai to dusty Delhi. And in Bombay, the 2 males who depart Manya bleeding; her rightwing father and right-thinking dual brother. And but: Saraswati's tales aren't in regards to the males who eclipse the happiness in their ladies. they're a few society the place the forces of Olde Bharat conflict with India. the place switch needs to be wrested from culture, frequently with calamitous results. And the place desire regularly chafes opposed to the trepidation of socio-political chaos.This is fiction that dares to subvert shape, constitution and expectancies to carry up a reflect to a state at tipping point

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