Every month, our team will vote for a book as DealStreetAsia’s monthly book selection that will hopefully help you choose your pick.
The winner for the DealStreetAsia June 2022 Book of the Month is Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, nominated by our editor Deepshikha Monga.
In northern India, an eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention – including striking up a friendship with a hijra person – confuses her bohemian daughter, who is used to thinking of herself as the more ‘modern’ of the two.
To her family’s consternation, Ma insists on travelling to Pakistan, simultaneously confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a woman, a feminist.
Enjoy reading the book recommended by our team. Happy reading!