Pan Macmillan India
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Literature & Fiction
Army man found dead in Banjara Hills.
Only witnesses -wife and servant.
Unconfirmed reports of rape.
Can the truth be revealed?
Nari is a chronicle of sexual abuse told from the points of view of the victim and the perpetrator.It is set in present-day Hyderabad, when Ramya Tirthankar, the young wife of a retired army man and their seventeen-year-old servant, Narayana lovingly called Nari accuse each other of rape.
Layered and disturbingly lyrical, filled with shock, empathy and trauma, Nari uncovers questions related to human sexual behaviour, power play and how gender inequalities are built into our very genes.
About the Author
Sharath Komarraju lives in Bangalore. He began his professional life as a software engineer, but has renounced it all in favour of a writing desk and a word processor. His first book, Murder in Amaravati, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize 2013. His best known work is The Winds of Hastinapur, the first in a series that attempts to tell the story of Mahabharata from the perspective of its prominent women characters. Nari is his fifth novel.