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What We Know About Her

Release date: 2022-12-01 00:00:00 +0530
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‘WITH A VOICE THAT IS WHIP SMART, THIS BOOK ACHIEVES A LOT WITHOUT BEING NOISY.’ —THE JCB PRIZE F... Read More

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‘WITH A VOICE THAT IS WHIP SMART, THIS BOOK ACHIEVES A LOT WITHOUT BEING NOISY.’ —THE JCB PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2021 JURY

Yamuna is adrift. A long-term relationship has come to an end. Her mother and she are at loggerheads about their ancestral home in Chingleput, which she loves and lives in. Even her PhD on early twentieth-century music in Tamil Nadu seems to be going nowhere—until it leads her to an unexpected puzzle from the past.

During her research, she comes to be fascinated by her enigmatic grandaunt, Lalitha, who rose to prominence as a Carnatic musician at a time when thirteen-year-old brides were the norm. And then she chances upon a letter written by her own grandmother to her grandfather that opens up another window into Lalitha’s life. She wants to know more. Only, the more questions she asks, the closer her family draws its secrets. No one will talk to her about this long-dead ancestor’s life or death.

What lies beneath the stories they are willing to tell? Beyond the letters that Yamuna manages to purloin from her beloved grandfather’s papers when she visits him in Banaras? What did this family do to Lalitha? Krupa Ge’s debut novel is an absorbing tale of an angsty young woman who must unravel the secrets of her family before she can untangle her own life.

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Title: What We Know About Her
Author: Krupa Ge
Publisher: Context
ISBN: 9789395073615
SKU: BK0470709
EAN: 9789395073615
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 2022-12-01 00:00:00 +0530

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