Author: Shakuntala Bharvani
Publisher: Orient Longman/Disha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125006893
Presenting a cross-section of Indian society with a touch of satire and humor, the author brings to life an appealing heroine and introduces a cast of unforgettable character.
Thirty-six-year-old Sangeeta Chainani, tragically widowed at an early age, and now Reader in English at the Victoria and Alvert College, Bombay, has been banished by her artistocractic Sindhi family to the quiet Asharam Dukh Door. Her family hopes that in this Gandhian haven of simple living and high thinking, she will pursue her doctoral dissertation , and forget her love affair with Iqbal, a divorced Muslim dentist.
But matter other than literature and the quiet life keep intruding: her childhood memories, the stories of Sindh and its folk tales narrated to her by elderly relations, her lively correspondence past and present; the thoughts of the world of academia and falling educational standards - and of course the unusual residents of Dukh Door.