Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
My Father’s Garden | Speaking Tiger
Through gripping, taut prose that glints like a knife in moonlight, Shekhar follows his narrator from medical school in Jamshedpur, a lengthy sojourn in Pakur to a disillusioned return to his adivasi politician-father’s place in Ghatsila. A record of three consuming relationships, Shekhar is also very good at writing about sex (a rare quality, as ever), with Ray’s Memory Game put to a startling use.
Second Night | Rupa
The hop from a cliché romance set in Delhi University to quick sketches of characters in Mussoorie happens quickly enough to get any sceptical reader interested in the material....