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Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. He... Read More

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Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and co-director of the Jaipur
Literature Festival. Her books include the novels Paro: Dreams of
Passion, A Himalayan Love Story, Gods, Graves and Grandmother, The
Book of Shadows and Shakuntala: The Play of Memory; a short story
collection The Habit of Love; and the non-fiction works The Book of
Shiva and Mountain Echoes: Reminiscences of Kumaoni Women. She has
also retold the Mahabharata for young readers and co-edited In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology.

India is shining, and Suresh Kaushal, the stout lawyer -of sober habits', has propelled himself up the political ladder to become Minister of State for Food Processing, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Canneries. His wife Priya can't believe their luck and, determined to ensure it doesn't run out, struggles valiantly with -social vertigo', infidelity and menopause. Along the way she also learns vital lessons on survival, as she watches her glamorous new friend Pooonam chase status, sex and Jimmy Choo shoes, and her radical old friend Lenin ride a donkey and lose his bearings. In this wickedly funny, occasionally tender, book, Namita Gokhale resurrects some unforgettable characters from her 1984 cult bestseller Paro, and plunges them neck-deep into Delhi's toxic waste of power, money and greed.

Product Details

Title: Priya
Author: Namita Gokhale
SKU: BK0033247
EAN: 9780143415503
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is the author of eighteen works of fiction and non-fiction. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, published in 1984, has remained a cult classic and has been issued in a double edition with its sequel Priya. Gokhale has worked extensively across genres on Indian mythology, including her retelling of the Indian epic in the Puffin Mahabharata, and her novel for young readers, Lost in Time: Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions. The edited anthologies Himalaya and The Himalayan Arc: East of South East, provide valuable resource material on the culture and politics of the region. Gokhale is also founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and of Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literature Festival. She is director of Yatra Books, a publishing house specializing in translation.

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