brant with the sights, sounds and shifting moods of Ahmedabad, the walled city of the title, Esther David's preceptive novel traces the rigidly circumsribed lives of three generations of women in an extended Jewish family in the city. Rich in observation and insight, and written in a highly individualistic style, The Walled City is a haunting study of the powerful forces that both unite and divide generations and communities.
Esther David is the author of Book of Esther, By the Sabarmati, Book of Rachel, My Father's Zoo and Shalom India Housing Society She has edited an anthology of earthquake stories and co-authored a book on India's Jewish heritage, ritual, art and life cycle.
David has taught art appreciation at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and is a columist for the Times of India, Ahmedabad. The Walled City, David's first novel, has been translated in French and Gujarati. It is part of the library of Modern Jewish Literature, Syracuse University Press, New York