Tangled beyond repair

A close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator's uncle founds a successful spice company. 

Ghachar Ghochar
By Vivek Shanbhag

What bloggers and reviewers are saying.....

Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings--and consequences--of financial gain in contemporary India.

...a spiky, scary story of moral decline and a parable of rising India. 

Literary perfection is elusive, yet it is possible, as Vivek Shanbhag demonstrates in his magnificent novella

With the twist of a single sentence the narrative transforms from an innocuous tale of social mobility to a horror story of a bourgeois family