A Death In Shonagachhi

"In the red-light district of Shonagachhi, Lalee dreams of trading a life of penury and violence for one of comparative luxury as a better-paid 'escort'. Her long-standing client, Trilokeshwar Shau, is an erotic novelist hopelessly in love with her. When a young girl who lives next door to Lalee gets brutally murdered, a spiral of deceit and violence begins that disturbs the fragile stability of their existence. Set in the underbelly of Calcutta's most fabled neighbourhood, A Death in Shonagachhi is a powerful debut that begins with a crime that's best not talked about, and holds within it the story of our society's outcastes and rejects."

Forthcoming, Picador India 2020