Duty and Desire

Duty and Desire

by Anju Gattani


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To uphold family honor and tradition, Sheetal Prasad is forced to forsake the man she loves and marry playboy millionaire Rakesh Dhanraj while the citizens of Raigun, India, watch in envy. On her wedding night, however, Sheetal quickly learns that the stranger she married is as cold as the marble floors of the Dhanraj mansion.

Forced to smile at family members and cameras and pretend there's nothing wrong with her marriage, Sheetal begins to discover that the family she married into harbors secrets, lies and deceptions powerful enough to tear apart her world. With no one to rely on and no escape, Sheetal must ally with her husband in an attempt to protect her infant son from the tyranny of his family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781953100030
Publisher: Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd
Publication date: 09/30/2020
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 394,728
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Anju Gattani was born in India but grew up in Hong Kong. Her Indian upbringing and British education worked together to strongly influence her writing.

Anju's fiction explores how the distinct mindsets and traditions of different cultures permanently shape people's values, thinking, and behavior patterns—for both good and evil—despite the "leveling" effects of 21st century communications and travel.

Anju earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature in India and a teaching degree in the United Kingdom. She has also studied creative writing.

Anju has lived in Singapore, Australia, India, New Jersey and Connecticut. She now makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two kids.

Anju is a columnist for a multicultural magazine in the USA. She is also an avid guest blogger, who loves to share her experiences in health and fitness, food, self-empowerment and great fiction reads.

Duty and Desire is her first novel.

Visit Anju at www.anjugattani.com

What People are Saying About This

Haywood Smith

A compelling glimpse into clashing influences affecting the wealthy in modern Indian culture, Duty and Desire offers intrigue, romance and growing spiritual awakening. (New York Times Best Selling Author, Haywood Smith)

Shobhan Bantwal

Duty and Desire draws the reader into a culture of fascinating contradictions. A moving story of a girl's transition to womanhood while forced to choose between family and self. Anju Gattani's compelling debut captures the imagination. (Shobhan Bantwal, award-winning author of The Dowry Bride)

Anjali Banerjee

Duty and Desire immerses us in the larger-than-life, decadent world of modern India's ultra-wealthy families—a place sizzling with secrets and lies, love and betrayal. An intriguing, compulsive read. (Anjali Banerjee, author of Haunting Jasmine and Invisible Lives)

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