Hush a Bye Baby: The Cradle Will Fall

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Dr. Nandita Rai is the gynaecologist for the stars. She is on TV and radio every other week talking about women’s issues. She is a South Mumbai feminist. Every woman wants her to be their doctor. Until the Mumbai Police raid her clinic when they get a complaint that she does sex selective abortions. Is the celebrity doctor aborting female foetuses? If she is, then the police need to build a watertight case. Dr. Rai has friends in high places, her patients clam up and her paperwork is clean. The case seems to be going nowhere until Sub-inspector Reshma Gabuji begins to dig up Dr Rai’s secret online presence and uncovers a ruthless vigilante group.


About the Author

Deepanjana Pal is a journalist and critic with over a decade’s experience in writing about culture, gender and society. She has worked at Time Out Mumbai and First post and was the managing editor of News laundry. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Wallpaper, Caravan, India Today and Vogue. She also blogs, tweets and Instagram's, but has admitted defeat to decoding Snapchat (even though its filters are way more fun). Deepanjana’s first book was a critically acclaimed biography of Raja Ravi Varma titled The Painter. She is also the author of A Book for Puchku, a children’s book about reading and libraries. The best thing about turning to crime fiction is that now she can validly describe the hours spent binge-watching crime series on Netflix as ‘research’. Hush a Bye Baby is her first novel.

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