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Author: Jaishree Misra
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 276
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143030299


There is always, if not exactly a happily ever after, at least an afterwards to every story.

When Rahul Tiwari arrives in Kerala for a short break from London, he has no premonition of a life-changing moment. But one glance over the fence at his lovely but reticent neighbour Maya is enough to launch him on a path of no return. He finds himself playing friend, partner, co-conspirator, and finally the entirely unexpected role of saviour as Maya, suffocating under the weight of a loveless marriage and a suspicious husband, turns to him for help. Together, they flee India with Maya’s one-year-old daughter Anjali and life seems to hold all the promise of a new beginning, until destiny strikes.

With characteristic ease and insight, Jaishree Misra writes in her new novel of the transforming power of love and of the joy and heartbreak of giving yourself to another, for better or for worse.


Ancient Promises is a brilliant debut…The narration is amazingly simple, yet intensely alive.
-The Tribune

(Accidents Like Love…) is great fun to read and pulls off a rare combination of lightness and irony.
-The Telegraph