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Darklands

Darklands

Arnav Das Sharma
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The timeless tale of love retold
India is reeling from an environmental catastrophe, water has replaced oil as the most valuable commodity and our cities have become nightmarish places infested with gangs, secretive corporations and powerful religious figures. An advanced form of technology enables the manufacture of humans in laboratories. In this ever-frightening world, Haksh, born in a lab, does what he shouldn’t have: he falls in love with a human. Darklands-a radical reworking of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights-is a coming-of-age novel about violence, revenge, transgression, boundaries and, above all, love: both all-consuming and redemptive. Dark and bleak, it heralds Arnav Das Sharma as a major new voice in Indian YA fiction.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Feb/2021

ISBN: 9780143439929

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Darklands

Arnav Das Sharma

The timeless tale of love retold
India is reeling from an environmental catastrophe, water has replaced oil as the most valuable commodity and our cities have become nightmarish places infested with gangs, secretive corporations and powerful religious figures. An advanced form of technology enables the manufacture of humans in laboratories. In this ever-frightening world, Haksh, born in a lab, does what he shouldn’t have: he falls in love with a human. Darklands-a radical reworking of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights-is a coming-of-age novel about violence, revenge, transgression, boundaries and, above all, love: both all-consuming and redemptive. Dark and bleak, it heralds Arnav Das Sharma as a major new voice in Indian YA fiction.

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Arnav Das Sharma

Arnav Das Sharma is an independent journalist and a doctoral fellow with the Delhi School of Economics.