These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light - Dharini Bhaskar

These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light

Dharini Bhaskar

Hachette India

 A story of extraordinary women stuck with the choices they make , and the ones made for them

Until now, Deeya has found an unquiet contentment in the memories of her affair with an older man and in a spare but tolerable marriage. Then, Neil comes into her life, offering a heady romance and a new identity. Will Deeya give their fledgling relationship a chance? Perhaps the seeds of her answer have already been sown by her family – by her grandmother and mother, both of whom have been

compelled to make complex negotiations with love. As Deeya confronts their stories, she must decide: Will she upend her family’s history and build a narrative of her own? Refreshing in its vision and assured in its craft, These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light is a remarkable debut about (un)sanctioned memory, uncommon love, and the claims of familial history.

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Dharini Bhaskar

Born in Bombay, Dharini Bhaskar has at various points also called Britain, Greece and Delhi home. Dharini was the former editorial director of Simon and Schuster India and was one of five young Indian writers selected for Caravan's Writers of India Festival, Paris. She has been published in an anthology, Day's End Stories, and in Hindu Blink and Arre, among other publications. When she isn't writing, Dharini backpacks, reads, and finds immense joy in being brought up by her son.