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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The City of Devi by Manil Suri: About

Okay, so Bloomsbury recently launched the book 'The City of Devi' by author Manil Suri. Here's a bit on what the book is about....

'In the desolate streets of Mumbai, empty after threats of nuclear annihilation, Sarita can only think of one thing. She must buy the last pomegranate that remains in perhaps the entire city for her physicist husband Karun, who has been mysteriously missing for over a fortnight. Jaz - young, cocky and handsome - is also looking for his own lover. 'The Jazter', as he calls himself, is a Muslim, but his true religion has steadfastly been sex with men. Traversing the surreal landscape, always under the pervasive influence of the Bollywood cinema megahit Superdevi that some blame for sparking religious fanaticism, both Sarita and Jaz find themselves drawn to the patron goddess Devi ma, supposed saviour of the city. A wickedly satirical and fiercely provocative tale of individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate, 'The City of Devi' upsets assumptions of politics, religion and sex in the present day's rising global superpower and demonstrates that, in the fallout of our mass media world, we are left seeking those we love most.'

You can head out to your nearest bookstore to get your copy, or buy it online from the Bloomsbury site here.

The book description looks interesting, and I will surely try and grab a copy :-)

- Debolina Raja Gupta