When Mia, acutely depressed by the suicide of her father, meets Karna, a young Indian guru who seems to have...
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When Mia, acutely depressed by the suicide of her father, meets Karna, a young Indian guru who seems to have walked straight out of her father's painting of the Kumbh Mela, she feels compelled to follow him all the way fromLondon to India. And if marrying Vik, the suave corporate, will help her reach him, then so be it ... In India, Mia hears of Indi, Vik's accomplished, inordinately attractive mother who cannot cease raging against the limits imposed on her, by her blindness, her beauty, and her clinging son. To make sense of Indi's anguished attempts to break free, and her own journey chasing a duplicitous love, Mia must travel to the Kumbha, to the heart of her father's painting, where life, she learns, allows another perspective...
About the Author
Sagarika Ghose went to St Stephens College in New Delhi before winning a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University where she gained an MA and M Phil degree in History. She has been a journalist for fourteen years, reporting extensively on Indian elections, politics and society as well as traveling and reporting in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Her first novel The Gin Drinkers was published to critical acclaim in 2000.