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Socialite Evenings

Socialite Evenings

Shobhaa De
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A divorce and a succession of sordid affairs have left prominent Bombay socialite Karuna feeling battered, empty and melancholic. She looks back upon her life and the friends and enemies who surround her-neurotic, man-hungry Anjali; gorgeous, vivacious Ritu; high-profile editor Varun, with a penchant for young boys; Krish, the pretentious adman, whose wife actively helps him in his extramarital affairs. Scandalous, astute and utterly riveting, Shobhaa Dé’s first novel, Socialite Evenings, laid bare the world of high-society India and changed the face of the Indian novel forever.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2013

ISBN: 9780143421306

Length : 392 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Socialite Evenings

Shobhaa De

A divorce and a succession of sordid affairs have left prominent Bombay socialite Karuna feeling battered, empty and melancholic. She looks back upon her life and the friends and enemies who surround her-neurotic, man-hungry Anjali; gorgeous, vivacious Ritu; high-profile editor Varun, with a penchant for young boys; Krish, the pretentious adman, whose wife actively helps him in his extramarital affairs. Scandalous, astute and utterly riveting, Shobhaa Dé’s first novel, Socialite Evenings, laid bare the world of high-society India and changed the face of the Indian novel forever.

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Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De, voted by Reader's Digest as one of 'India's Most Trusted People' and one of the '50 Most Powerful Women in India' by Daily News and Analysis, is one of India's highest-selling authors and a popular social commentator. Her works, comprising both fiction and non-fiction, have been featured in comparative literature courses at universities abroad and in India. Her writing has been translated into many languages as well as French, German,Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. She lives in Mumbai.



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