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A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime, Read by Meera Syal

A book of the year for  Hindustan Times, The Hindu,

The Wire, and more

Longlisted for the 2022 Tata Lit Live! First Book Prize 

'Gives voice to a new generation.' BBC Radio 4

'In quietly ambitious prose, Sonal Kohli charts the turbulent three decades of a 'rising' India.' Pankaj Mishra

'[Sonal] has a way of absorbing the reader in her world, and also revealing very delicately how that world is surprising, unexpected, and in flux.' Amit Chaudhuri

'[Kohli] takes us into the living rooms I grew up in in India... Kohli entices.'  World Literature Today

The House Next to the Factory

"The house had two gates. There was a large rust-coloured one, past which Mr. Lamba could see nothing. It seemed like the entrance to the factory. A few metres ahead was a small white gate with a square grille at the top. Mr. Lamba walked his scooter to the smaller gate and parked it."

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