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Ghachar Ghochar
Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar
Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar

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  • In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator's uncle founds a successful spice company. As the narrator – a sensitive young man who is never named – along with his sister, his parents, and his uncle move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house and encounter newfound wealth, the family dynamics begin to shift. Allegiances and desires realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background.

    Their world becomes 'ghachar ghochar' – a nonsense phrase that, to the narrator, comes to mean something entangled beyond repair. Told in clean, urgent prose, and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humour, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings – and consequences – of financial gain in contemporary India.

    Designer: Faber
    Size: 130x200mm
    Pages: 128
    Publication: 2017
    Binding: Casebound book with dust jacket