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Haunting Bombay

by Shilpa Agarwal

Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal

Synopsis (from the publisher): Having lost her mother during Partition, Pinky Mittal has been raised by her devoted grandmother in a bungalow atop Malabar Hill, Bombay's former colonial enclave, still an exclusive neighbourhood. The home is shared by her extended family: an alcoholic uncle, a scheming aunt, a coterie of loyal and deceitful- servants, and three boy cousins, the eldest of whom Pinky loves.

Every evening before sunset a certain bathroom door in their home is carefully locked and bolted. The reason for this is never explained to Pinky. One stifling summer evening, she defies her family by unbolting the door, and in so doing accidentally unleashes the vengeful ghost of a drowned infant.

As the monsoons engulf the city, the ghost terrorizes the Mittal family. To exorcise it, three generations must struggle to come to terms with a secret that has haunted them for thirteen years entailing hidden shame, forbidden love, and a call for absolute sacrifice.

A richly evocative tale that conveys the reader from the heights of Malobar Hill to the depths of the city's underworld, Haunting Bombay, enlightens, enthrals, and astonishes as it guides us through a world of unexpected possibilities.

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Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal

Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal

Publisher: Soho Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-56947-558-4
Publication Date: April 2009
List Price: $24.00

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