Saturday, 2 April 2011

Whatever the Question... Love is the Answer

Everyone knows that the line between fiction and fact can be a floaty, dissolving, elusive one, and to prove that you only have to walk around Ranikhet, where The Folded Earth is set. A set of photographs uploaded by MacLehose Press today shows bits and pieces of Ranikhet that will be familiar to anyone who has read the book or ever been there -- or to any other tiny hill station such as Lansdowne, Kasauli, or Dalhousie, as the Indian Express review by Dilip Bobb comments today:

 "Apart from capturing the sights, sounds and character of a hill station — Ranikhet in this case — she also uses the eccentricities of the locals to fashion a tale of great beauty and depth. What makes the setting more authentic is that she writes in familiar characters like Kipling and Corbett, Edwina Mountbatten and Nehru, into the plot to combine echoes of the Raj with heartbreak and nostalgia, love and loss. The tale delights as much for the allure of the writing as for its very hill-like twists and turns."


  1. nandita asthana2 April 2011 at 22:35

    you knowwhat, it is true .... love towards others and most of all, love towards ourselves.

  2. You have a blog, and a new FB page, and you never told me? I like how you put the links up there. How does one do that in a blog?

    Add a "followers" section, so we can easily follow your blog :-)).

    Sorry...can't comment on your blog post...haven't read the book (which you say is sadder than the other one), and haven't been to Ranikhet. :-D

  3. YOU asking me for computer advice??

    It's not a sad book: nobody who has read it has said that so far. So be brave!!

  4. To be truthful...i started reading your book,"The Folded Earth" only because its set in the kumaon hills...a region which has deep emotional meaning in my life. Then i couldn't put it down! Its like reading poetry...or like reading a classic...only better! Then this morning i searched for you on Fb...came across this blog...lo and behold!!...i found this particular heading! you'll know what i mean if you'll be kind enough to find some time and visit my blog. Thanks for such a beautiful book. Can't wait to get my hands on your first book now!