HarperCollins is proud to publish a striking and original new voice in contemporary fiction, Best Intentions by Simran Dhir
A sharply observed and compulsively readable novel of manners marking the arrival of an accomplished new voice.NEW DELHI, Oct. 28, 2021 PRNewswire -- HarperCollins India will publish a striking and original voice in contemporary fiction, Best Intentions by Simran Dhir, releasing on 30th October.I wrote Best Intentions as a story that Id like to read a story of love and family, set in the backdrop of the politics that have come to characterise todays India.
''I wrote Best Intentions as a story that I'd like to read – a story of love and family, set in the backdrop of the politics that have come to characterize today's India. Delhi emerged almost as a character in the novel, familiar and intimate. Since the protagonist, Gayatri, is a historian, I delved into various perspectives on the writing of history, which was fascinating. I'm very grateful to be publishing this book with Diya Kar and the HarperCollins team.'' – Simran Dhir, Author '' Best Intentions is a novel with heart. It's family drama; it's love; it's new India. Both relevant and real, it will be loved universally. I cannot be more excited to be publishing a new writer. Simran Dhir is one to watch out for.'' – Diya Kar, Publisher, HarperCollins India About the book: ''This sharp, acute and accomplished debut novel . . . carries deep insights into human relationships and the social schisms and fault lines that surround us.'' – NAMITA GOKHALE Gayatri Mehra is tired of her parents trying to find her a suitable husband. She would rather focus on the history journal she edits and leaves the happily-ever-after to Nandini and Amar, her newly married sister and brother-in-law. But when the journal faces pressure to fall in line with the right-wing SSP, headed by a corrupt godman, Gayatri is forced to seek help from Akshay Grewal, Amar's brother and elder son of lawyer-turned-politician Gyan Singh Grewal.
Gayatri finds Akshay arrogant and unprincipled; he thinks she is naive and self-righteous.
Politics, ambition, and hard truths collide, and familial bonds are tested. But as they navigate this complex world, Akshay and Gayatri learn that while some things can't be fixed, love often finds a way.
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