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|Publisher||Penguin Books India|
|Number of Pages||232 Pages|
Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl, and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India. She has reported for publications including India Today and Te...View More
Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl, and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India. She has reported for publications including India Today and Tehelka, and is now a contributing editor with Vogue. Sonia was born in Goa, studied in Edinburgh and lives in San Francisco. She is working on her second book of non-fiction.
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Jun 13, 2011
speechlessI heard her at Jaipur Lit Fest and decided to read this book as she nerrated few paragraphs. She is capable of giving one sleepless nights as I experienced while going through the book - the human tragedy and the black humour yet an eye for sensitive details and mind with neutrality. She did share a bondage with Leela and its fascinating that how people behave - while Leela was all for extracting money from her "Kostomers" yet she refused to accept it from Sonia when she really needed it .... a fasinating, sad, painful, sharp story that leaves you in a state of your own helplessness against un… (Expand)
Dec 30, 2011
Gritty, matter-of-fact, 'documentary'-likeMs Faleiro's book is a good read, though sometimes a bit hard - it sometimes leaves a sour taste in your mouth, the way the women are treated by the people in their lives, including their own parents.
Aug 19, 2014
.Its a touching story,It forces you contemplate how the human beings face a challenge to live and behave like a human being.In the prevailing situations of destitute and misery, how a human being, specially a female, has to compromise with her dreams and dignity. weaved around the destitute and misery of a cross section of people deprived ofcertain things they deserve to have as a human being
Sep 3, 2012
a true depiction of the underbelly of mumbaiIts a very well written book where the author has managed to keep herself in the background at all times and let the characters do the talking. For a person living in Mumbai it was fairly easy for me to imagine the locations and other details given all through. The book forces you to get out of your insulated life and look at the kind of lives many Indians live. The honesty of the book is so refreshing. Highly recommend it to everyone. Kudos to Sonia Faleiro... it takes a lot of guts to attempt a book like this.
Mar 30, 2012
Decent ReadThe book is written well but to be very honest, I expected a lot more out of it. It did not enthrall me the way i expected it to. I expected more considering the reviews it got.