The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
Winner of the JCB Prize for Literature 2019.
Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019.
Shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Fiction) 2019.
In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged, naive and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote village in Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to track him down. But as soon as Shalini arrives, she is confronted with the region’s politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. As life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Shalini finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could have dangerous repercussions for the people she has come to love.
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- Publisher : Fourth Estate India (12 July 2019)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 444 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9353570956
- ISBN-13 : 978-9353570958
- Item Weight : 500 g
- Dimensions : 23.9 x 2.6 x 15.9 cm
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