- Pub Date : March 2022
- Author : Geetanjali Shree: Daisy Rockwell (Tr.)
- Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
- Language : English
- Binding Type : Paperback
- Category : Modern & Contemporary Fiction
- ISBN : 9780143448471
- MRP : 699
ABOUT THE BOOK
In northern India, an eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep
depression after the death of her husband, and then resurfaces to
gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of
convention - including striking up a friendship with a transgender person
- confuses her bohemian daughter, who is used to thinking of herself as
the more 'modern' of the two.
To her family's consternation, Ma insists on travelling to Pakistan,
simultaneously confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage
experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mother,
a daughter, a woman, a feminist.
Rather than respond to tragedy with seriousness, Geetanjali Shree's
playful tone and exuberant wordplay results in a book that is engaging,
funny, and utterly original, at the same time as being an urgent and
timely protest against the destructive impact of borders and boundaries,
whether between religions, countries, or genders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of three novels and several story collections, Geetanjali Shree's
work has been translated into English, French, German, Serbian, and
Korean. She has received and been shortlisted for a number of awards
and fellowships, and lives in New Delhi.