Manual for a Decent Life: A Novel

Manual for a Decent Life: A Novel

by Kavita A. Jindal

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Overview

The year is 1996. A principled and spirited woman sets her sights on becoming a member of Parliament. When and how does she get there? The story unfolds through the perspectives of two dramatically contrasting characters whose lives become tragically entangled. Waheeda is a thirty-two-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh who enters politics after her brothers are murdered. Monish, her secret lover, is a scion of a Delhi business dynasty, who is trapped in his bullying father’s empire. Their affair is set against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in politics--tumbling governments and three national elections taking place over three years. Their personal and public lives clash as they struggle to achieve their goals: power for her; fortune for him; unaware of the dangers that swirl around them. Everything is interconnected, not just wealth and politics, even if the characters are not fully cognisant of this.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944467234
Publisher: Brighthorse Books
Publication date: 02/27/2020
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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