A Happy Place and Other Stories

A Happy Place and Other Stories

Brutal and tender by turns, the stories in A Happy Place capture both the splendour and darkness of urban life. These haunting snapshots pulsate with the hunger of a metropolis, the beat of the human heart, the ache of broken dreams.

Read an excerpt here.

“One of the 10 best works of fiction of 2014”

The Telegraph

“A supremely-readable collection”

Hindustan Times

“This collection can firmly plant itself among the unique voices defining contemp­orary Indo-Anglican literature”

The Missing Slate

“The prose is taut; deepening into poetry at unexpected moments”

Asian Review of Books

“The author compromises neither on the grit nor on the tenderness in her prose”

The Telegraph

“A kaleidoscopic view of modern metropolitan existence… Paints the struggle of a traditional society to come to terms with sudden changes with muted strokes”


“Clearly nuanced. The voice emerging out of every story is deeply personal”

Northeast Review

“A winning mix”

More reviews here.