about the book
Emotionally gripping, historical and psychological page-turner!
A superlative debut classic. Four crucible stories woven together. A heart-wrenching tale of a migrant family, a mother and a ‘different’ child in Delhi in the backdrop of a nation on the brink, of dislocation and transition. The eeriness of similarity in the way the two pandemics a century apart (1919 and 2020), show up for the protagonists, linked as they are across four generations through a dilapidated palace and its massive Shiva Linga. The almost surreal Karmic turn when romance, deception and selfishness lead to life changing consequences. A thrilling saga of a mystical pearl necklace which spins history and myth addictively across different dimensions. Across time as it takes the reader on a two and a half centuries journey. Across human failings and virtues of political intrigue, greed, betrayal, love and magnanimity