ISBN 9789350296196,The Roof Beneath Their Feet

The Roof Beneath Their Feet



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350296196

ISBN-10 9350296195


Number of Pages 162 Pages
Language (English)


His is the story of Chachcho and Lalna and their much talked about friendship. Chachcho lives with her frigid husband in The Husband in Laburnum House, a cluster of a hundred or more houses that share a common roof. She leads a lonely life until she takes in Lalna, whos been dumped by her husband. Their closeness makes many uncomfortable. Then suddenly one day, Lalna has to leave, to return only after Chachchos passing. There are rumours and there is gossip in the neighbourhood while Chachchos nephew tries to piece together his memories of the two women, one of whom is his mother. The truth he is searching for could destroy him forever, but to not find out is no longer an option. A beautifully crafted story with many twists and turns, the Roof Beneath their Feet is easily one of the best contemporary Hindi novels you have read in a long time. About the AuthorBorn in 1957, Geetanjali Shree holds a Ph.D. in History. The English translation of her first Hindi novel Mai was shortlisted for the Hutch Crossword Translation Award in 2000. Her important works include Hamara Shaha us Baras, Khali Jagah and Tirohit and they have been translated into Malayalam, English, Serbian, French and German. She has received the Indu Sharma Katha Samman, 1998, the Hindi Akademi Award for achievement in literature 2000-2001, Dwijdev Samman, 2004 and the Sahitya Akademi Award for the English translation of Mai.