Ghachar Ghochar (Telugu)
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One of the best novels to have come out of India in recent decades.’ —Pankaj Mishra, author of From the Ruins of Empire ‘Vivek Shanbhag is an Indian Chekhov.’ —Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City From a cramped, ant-infested house to a spacious bungalow, a family finds itself making a transition in many ways. The narrator is numbed by the swirl around him. All he can do is flee every day to an old-world cafe, where he seeks solace from an oracular waiter. As members of his family realign their equations and desires, new strands are knotted, others come apart, and conflict brews dangerously in the background. Written originally in Kannada, Ghachar Ghochar is a powerful story about the shifting consequences of success.