This hugely entertaining modern Indian morality tale is fast-paced and bittersweet in the tradition of Slumdog Millionaire
Mr Ahuja, Delhi’s Minister of Urban Development, has too much on his hands: thirteen children and another on the way. All at sea among his sprawling, noisy brood he reaches out to Arjun, his eldest, and seemingly wisest, son. But Arjun has his own problems: how to tell the girl on the school bus that he's crazy about her?
This uproarious debut follows father and son as they blunder their way over and under the flyovers of the megalopolis in a moving – and fast-moving – comic portrait of modern family life.
Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi. A graduate of Stanford University, he now lives in New York City.
Sharp, funny and stylishly assured. Hugely enjoyable.,The funniest book of the year,Full of loveable eccentrics and sly social commentary,‘Mature and impressive … a poignant comedy’,Readers of this comedy of manners are in for a treat…Mahajan, with supreme self-assurance, fashions a subtle, cutting take on modern India