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Title
Home
Author
Manju Kapur
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060420

Tender and funny, Manju Kapurs third novel is an engrossing story of family life across three generations of Delhi shopkeepers.When their traditional business
selling saris
is increasingly sidelined by the new fashion for jeans and stitched salwar kameez, the Banwari Lal family must adapt. But instead of branching out, the sons remain apprenticed to the struggling shop and the daughters are confined to the family home. As envy and suspicion grip parents and children alike, the need for escape
whether through illicit love or in the making of pickles or the search for education
becomes ever stronger.Very human and hugely engaging, Home is a masterful novel of the acts of kindness, compromise and secrecy that lie at the heart of every family.

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Manju Kapur lives in New Delhi, where she is a teacher of English literature at Miranda House College, Delhi University. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, received tremendous international acclaim, won the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section), and was a number one bestseller in India. Her second novel A Married Woman was called "fluent and witty" in the Independent, while her third, Home, was described as "engaging, glistening with detail and emotional acuity" in the Sunday Times.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Stores, Retail - India - Delhi - Fiction.|Delhi (India) - Social life and customs - Fiction.|Domestic fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
339

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