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The Private Life of Mrs Sharma
Author: Ratika Kapur

ISBN: 9781408873656
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28 September 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5
A wickedly witty portrait of modern India from a distinctive, bold and original new talent

Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband tries to rack up savings in Dubai. Working as a receptionist and committed to finding a place for her family in the New Indian Dream of air-conditioned malls and high paid jobs at multi-nationals, life is going as planned until the day she strikes up a conversation with an uncommonly self-possessed stranger at a Metro station. Because while Mrs Sharma may espouse traditional values, India is changing all around her, and it wouldn't be the end of the world if she came out of her shell a little, would it?

With equal doses of humour and pathos, The Private Life of Mrs Sharma is a sharp-eyed examination of the clashing of tradition and modernity, from a dramatic new voice in Indian fiction.

About the Author

Ratika Kapur's first novel, Overwinter, was longlisted for the Man Asian Li...

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