Amaltas Avenue


Manju Jaidka


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LiFi Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2014


ISBN-10 9382536485

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 262 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 252

A novel set in contemporary India, Amaltas Avenue focuses on a specific time and place in the lives of characters who share a common milieu and seem to drift through ordinary, humdrum lives which cross and intersect occasionally. The façade of complacence is, however, shattered as unexpected developments take place in the lives of these characters and their world undergoes radical upheavals that change the course of their later lives. What begins as a seemingly innocuous week in a hot and languid summer is soon transformed into an unprecedented and unforgettable sequence of events, marking a turning point in individual lives, a before and an after.

Manju Jaidka

Manju Jaidka is a Professor at the Department of English & Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. A recipient of several national and international awards, she has several publications to her credit, including two novels, Spots of Time and Scandal Point, a play, The Seduction and Betrayal of Cat Whiskers, and a collection of poems, For Reasons Unknown. As the Chairperson of the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi she organizes literary events on a regular basis and as the chief functionary of an academic organization with international linkages, she has been organizing international conferences successfully every year. She serves on the executive board of several leading international and national organizations.
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