Book Launch: SHADOW PLAY by Shashi Deshpande

City: Bangalore
Location: Auditorium, AFB
Date: Thu, 2013/09/19 – 6:30pm
Price: By invite only
Category: Other

Aru and Rohit get married and settle down into the life of a working couple in a big city. Aru, still coming to terms with her mother Sumi’s death in a road accident and her father Gopal’s desertion of the family prior to that, remains the force that binds the lives of her sisters and her aunts. But tragedy strikes the family again, in the form of a devastating act of terrorism and a heinous crime, and Aru has to face some of her life’s toughest moments.

Shadow Play is a masterful meditation on kinship, marriage, ambition and the changing face of urban India


Shashi Deshpande is the author of eleven novels, a number of short story collections, four books for children and a book of essays. Her best-known novel, That Long Silence, which won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990, is considered a landmark in Indian writing in English. Venue: AFB Auditorium, by invite only