The Windfall

Author(s): Diksha Basu


When Mr. and Mrs. Jha come into an

unexpected sum of money, they move from

their housing complex in East Delhi to the

super-rich side of town. The move sets off a

chain of events that rock their neighbours,

their marriage and their son, who is

struggling to keep a lid on his romantic

dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings

unintended consequences, ultimately forcing

the Jha family to reckon with what really

matters. A sparkling comedy of manners

about social climbing, social rivalry and

social anxiety in the New India.


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From actress Diksha Basu comes a sparkling comedy of manners about social climbing, social rivalry and social anxiety in the New India

I so loved this novel - laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching. Like a blingy version of A Diary of a Nobody it demonstrates that whatever our nationality or wealth we're all prey to fathomless insecurity -- Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel The funniest novel to come out of India in years, Diksha Basu's Delhi Riche is a timely snapshot of Delhi families on the way up, down and sideways. -- Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story Wry and witty with understated pearls of joy in one deliciously observed tale -- Helen Lederer A complete joy from start to finish -- Kamila Shamsie A comedy of manners for the globalized 21st century, Delhi Riche is equal parts heart and laugh by a writer who is a new star. -- David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl

Diksha Basu is a writer and actor. Originally from New Delhi, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and now divides her time between New York and Mumbai. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed and the BBC. @dikshabasu

General Fields

  • : 9781408889039
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : August 2017
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diksha Basu
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside
  • : en
  • : 304