Invisible Ink Neelum Saran Gour - HARPERCOLLINS
As youngsters in Bulbul Kothi, Allahabad, Rekha and Amina shared much: dolls, gossip, bits of adult-only knowledge. Perhaps nothing would have changed if Rekha’s affair with Danish-bhai had not ended in bitterness and heartbreak. Now, after what seems like an eternity, they are back in each other’s lives and they long to put the past to rest … but can they? The age of cell phones, communal tension and terrorism exhumes the secrets they buried, revealing the brutal truth about what they once considered a simpler time. Neelum Saran Gour’s loving narrative traces the journey of two friends in their search for closure and for a place ‘where things are slow to change, where one could still find someone unchanged’ … for one thing is clear: their lives are now irrevocably altered.
Neelum Saran Gour is a well-known writer and has authored books like Grey Pigeon and Other Stories, Speaking of 62, Winter Companions and Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park, Song Without End and Other Stories and Messres Dickens, Doyle And Wodehouse Pvt. Ltd. She has translated her work into Hindustani as 62 Ki Baatein, edited a volume on the history and culture of Allahabad, and been a humour columnist besides being an active book reviewer for The Indian Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. Her work has appeared in numerous international anthologies. Her other books include a literary history of the Allahabad University and a collection of stories about her city Allahabad, entitled Allahabad Aria. She works as professor of English Literature at the Allahabad University. For more information about the author, access her website at www.neelumsarangour.com