A horrific crime and its interminable judicial process takes a tragic toll on a family
Ajoba, an 85-year-old widower is moving to Mumbai to live with Janaki, a young lawyer and granddaughter of his late best friend Shridhar. As he packs his things, he reflects on the idealistic young girl he first met as a little child and the indomitable, young woman she grew up to be. After Sandhya, her best friend, is raped and murdered in front of her eyes, Janaki embarks on an arduous path. Her fight for justice not only proves to be elusive but also forces her into a series of moral choices that rupture the family she holds so dear.
A page-turning book that raises questions about law, ethics and familial fealties, A Patchwork Family spotlights India’s broken justice system and our middle-class apathy.