Mothers, Lovers and Other Strangers
Bhaichand Patel
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The past is a ruthless hunter …

Ravi’s idyllic childhood ended the day he watched his mother, Radha, climb into a truck in the wee hours of the morning. Abandoned with his disease-stricken father, Mahesh, Ravi is hurtled into adulthood and the big, bad world. Living in debilitating poverty, Ravi and Mahesh find kindness and shelter in unlikely quarters. But respite from hardship is brief as father and son are parted and Ravi escapes to Mumbai to find fame and fortune in the big city.

Here, in the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, Ravi can forget his past and concentrate on building a future as a successful Bollywood composer. From his humble days in Dharavi, to his fortuitous move to Juhu, his perseverance and cleverness pay off and soon, Ravi is living his dream in Pali Hill. He meets Sandhya, a beautiful, educated young socialite and is engaged to marry her. But when a body is found on the railway tracks, Ravi’s charmed existence is threatened by police enquiries that probe into his past.

Mothers, Lovers and Other Strangers is a tale of a young man’s journey from poverty to privilege, and of memories of a lost childhood that continue to haunt even the most intrepid traveller.
ISBN 9789382616092Category FictionSubcategory General Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint PanPublished 10/04/2013
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 256
author note
Bhaichand Patel is a Fiji national who lives in New Delhi. He has three... »