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Location(s): London, Udupi
‘You were adopted’. Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parent’s will, tear Nisha’s carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with...
Location(s): Bangalore, London, Udupi
Era(s): Modern looking back
‘Your mother has been arrested. She stole you.’ For as long as thirteen-year-old Diya can remember, it’s always been just her and her mum, Vani. Despite never staying in one place long enough to call it home, with her...
Location(s): Chennai (Madras)
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
Madras (Chennai) 1970s. Kamala Kumari, beautiful and proud, is a Gemini Studio starlet who cannot reveal her caste origins because of the stigma attached to the Devadasis, women who have been dedicated to temple gods and often were forced...
Location(s): Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Travancore (until 1947)
Era(s): 20th Century
In the heat and the dust of the Indian south, the last hangman of the former princely state of Travancore commits his life to paper. In seven notebooks he remembers the people he has killed, calmly recalling the final...