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The gift of an old camera transforms Asha's life. Parents and home; best friends Nishita, Meethi, Melana; the intriguing Kabir - she leaves them all to spend a year in a Swiss mountain village, learning to see the world through a lens.
There is a price to pay. Back home in Delhi, life has moved on: her three friends have wandered in new directions, her father is ill, and Kabir has found new purpose in Assam.
In the background, a country too changes shape: the Emergency locks India into strife, the riots of 1984 unleash a dormant savagery, Bombay becomes the target of terrorists. Amidst the chaos, Asha must find the threads of a new beginning that will once again take her away from the land she loves.
A first novel of startling beauty, The Other Side of Light seamlessly weaves stories about young lives transcending troubled times.
About the Author
Mishi Saran was born and brought up in Delhi and is the author of the best-selling book Chasing the Monks Shadow. She currently lives in Shanghai, China, with her husband and child.