ISBN 9789350291054,The Tailor Of Giripul

The Tailor Of Giripul



HarperCollins Childrens Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350291054

ISBN-10 9350291053


Number of Pages 315 Pages
Language (English)

19th century fiction

Janak, a mild-mannered tailor in the remote village of Giripul, tucked away in the Himalayas, is besotted with his beautiful but sullen wife. All he wants is her love. Instead, he must deal all day with the village women who come to him with bits of cloth to stitch and who want to share their dreams with him. Then a dead body is found in the village, and everyone jumps into the fray to solve the murder. From the headman's third wife and his Chinese hairdresser?mistress, to Shankar the fisherman-turned-sleuth, Lala the teashop owner and Lala's ex-contract killer cook, and a travelling magician ? each one is a murder suspect. Will the tailor of Giripul solve the murder? Redolent with the smells and sounds of a village buried in another time, this is a novel about an India we rarely read about. About the Author Bulbul Sharma is a painter and writer. She is the author of several books, including My Sainted Aunts, The Perfect Woman, Anger of Aubergines, Banana Flower Dreams, Shaya Tales, Devi, Eating Women, Telling Tales and Now That I am Fifty. Her books have been translated into Italian, French and Finnish. She has also written several books for children ? Book of Indian Birds, Fabled Book of Gods and Demons and The Children's Ramayana. She has been conducting art and storytelling workshops for children with special needs for the last fifteen years.