The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai

The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai

by Elizabeth Flock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062456496
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 205,838
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Flock is a reporter for PBS NewsHour. She began her career at Forbes India magazine, where she spent two years as a features reporter in Mumbai, and has worked for U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post. She has also written for major outlets, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Hindustan Times, and The Hindu. She lives in Washington, DC. The Heart Is a Shifting Sea is her first book.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Map of India xvii

Map of Mumbai xix

Cast of Characters xxi

Prologue: Mumbai, 2014 1

Devotion: Maya and Veer, 1999 to 2009 13

Produce a Child, and God Smiles: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1983 to 1998 57

A Suitable Match: Ashok and Parvati, 2009 to 2013 101

Illusions: Maya and Veer, 2010 to 2014 145

Fire in the Heart: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1999 to 2013 185

Sky watching: Ashok and Parvati, 2013 to 2014 223

In Time: Maya and Veer, 2014 to 2015 259

Moving House: Shahzad and Sabeena, 2014 to 2013 291

The Family Line: Ashok and Parvati, 2014 to 2013 325

Epilogue: Mumbai, 2013 345

Acknowledgments 355

References 357

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a joy to read. A modern romance, with raw human flaws, the characters are real and relatable. Following the lives of three couples, it exposes the reader to customs of different Indian cultural sects. I loved being taken into the daily lives of people who's society is so different from my own, but who's struggles are so similar.