Author: Meira Chand
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140283145
Meira Chand returns to her roots in this one where tragedy and comedy are closely entwined, and where the old order is perpetually at war with the new.
'In march Saturn is coming into the House of the Sun, Saturn is strong and will bring trouble,' Bhai Sahib, the priest warns Mrs. Hathiramani, reading her horoscope. She hurries upto the jeweler on the third floor, to buy a sapphire with which to protect herself.
After Bhai Sahib's dire announcement, life is tense for Mrs Hathiramani. Before Saturn is finally blown out of the House of the Sun the planet has influenced some lives irreversibly. Sham Pumnani, the embezzler, finds a new, unexpected future. His sister, Laksmi, experiences the worst cruelties of womanhood in a traditional society.
' With its unexpected vein of humor and skilful intermeshing of many lives, House of the Sun, is a splendidly successful novel.' - - - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT