ISBN 9789350290347,Stealing Karma

Stealing Karma



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd.

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350290347

ISBN-10 9350290340


Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)


When Mira Sharma, a young Indian woman in Nairobi, is suddenly widowed, she learns to fend for herself and her young daughter Shanti. In the aftermath of an attempted coup by the military, her late husband's assets are frozen, and Mira is left with no income and a daughter to support in the swirl of political turmoil. Burdened with memories of the past and unable to overcome her vulnerability, Mira succumbs to depression, giving over the care of Shanti to others. Shanti's primary caregiver is the housekeeper Wairimu, who has her own complicated status in the evolving political and social climate. As the power dynamics grow more complicated, these three women must finally confront their turbulent history and equivocal present in order to chart out their futures. About the Author Aneesha Capur has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MBA from Wharton. She has attended the Vermont Studio Center, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Fiction Program, The Iowa Writers' Summer Workshop, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Her professional career spans private, non-profit and academic sectors. Aneesha was born in India and spent most of her childhood in Africa. She now lives in San Francisco.

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