A novel about disparate cultural identities subsumed by the city of Mumbai
Dr. Farhad Billmoria is fatigued with his life in Mumbai, the city he has called home since birth. As he's waiting to depart to the shores of San Francisco, leaving behind memories of his failed marriage and psychotherapy practice, he crosses paths with Zahra, a luminous Parsi American. In Zahra, Farhad sees the possibility of romantic redemption.
In another part of Mumbai, Rabi a young man belonging to the Cloud people tribe of Odisha and a former village crier waits on Eeja and Ooi, two demanding Danua Brahmins in a one-bedroom apartment. Remembering the tales of the Cloudmaker, the capricious god who occupies the centre of his people's lore, invigorates him even as Rabi occupies a Mumbai very different from that of Farhad.
Clouds is a tale of tribal loyalties complicated by the strong gravitational pull of a megalopolis.