A 2017 Editors' Pick by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Rolling Stone and EsquireA New York Times Editors' PickA People PickEntertainment Weekly's Must-ListA TIME Magazine PickRolling Stone's Culture Index PickOne of Esquire`s Best 30 Books of 2017. Anil Kumar Jha has worked hard all his life to provide for his family. But now after thirty years, Anil has sold his company, and off the subsequent windfall has installed his wife Bindu and their wayward son Rupak in Gurgaon, one of Delhi's glossiest neighbourhoods. But while sudden, fabulous wealth can buy you a lot of things - from designer saris to crystal-encrusted sofas to life-size reproductions of the Sistine Chapel - it can't buy the Jhas happiness.
In fact, life is about to get a whole lot more complicated... Diksha Basu's thoroughly modern comedy of manners is sharply-observed tale of social aspiration, social anxiety and how to survive it in a rapidly changing new India.