Diksha Basu - Author

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Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

Author: Diksha Basu Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2021

For an easy comparison, many would call this is an Indian version of Crazy Rich Asians and of course My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In some ways they’re right: there’s a cross-cultural wedding and plenty of opportunity for miscommunication and hilarity. At the centre is Tina, an American-Indian in New York who feels she doesn’t fit anywhere. When she’s invited to a friend’s lavish wedding in New Delhi her sense of self and belonging comes under scrutiny. There were so many layers here: explorations of class, gender and wealth among them, helped by how the perspective shifts across a large array of characters. A fun read, full of dry humour, and one that will also guarantee to leave you dreaming of far flung climes…

Other books by Diksha Basu

Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

Author: Diksha Basu Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZE 2021 'Extremely obsessed with this book' CHRISSY TEIGEN Tina wants to feel Indian. Really Indian. Not Indian in the sense of attending a yoga class in Brooklyn, in the country her parents moved to to make a new life for themselves. She wants to know the real India, only whenever she visits, people take her to bars and restaurants and boutiques that could be anywhere in the world. She gets her chance to get to know the country when she heads to Delhi for her glamorous cousin Shefali's week-long wedding, with her best friend Marianne, her parents and her mother's all-American boyfriend in tow. Navigating a world of Delhi playboys, models, dating agencies for widows, and wedding guests with personal bodyguards, Tina is determined to have an authentic Indian experience, now if only someone would tell her what that was...

The Windfall

The Windfall

Author: Diksha Basu Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

'Ultra charming' Vogue Uproarious, beady-eyed social comedy with a big heart' Mail on Sunday 'A complete joy from start to finish' Kamila Shamsie _____________ A sharply-observed tale of social aspiration, social anxiety and how to survive it in a rapidly changing new India. 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 using 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... 'Laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching' Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Windfall

Windfall

Author: Diksha Basu Format: Ebook Release Date: 27/06/2017

"e;I almost fell out of bed laughing."e;-Kevin Kwan, author ofCrazy Rich Asians';What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems.'--PeopleA PeoplePickEntertainment Weekly's Must-ListA TIME Magazine PickRolling Stone's Culture Index PickOne of Esquire's Best 30 Books of 2017A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to ';make it' in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs.Jha'slives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages.Theythought they'd settled comfortablyinto their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school.But then Mr.Jhacomes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fitinas a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas andslipping grades,and brings unintended consequences,ultimatelyforcing theJhafamily to reckon with what really matters.Hilarious and wise,The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

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