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The Illuminated (India)

‘The Illuminated’ was first published by HarperCollins in the Indian subcontinent under its Fourth Estate imprint.

Named a notable book of 2021 in the Indian press by Times of India, The Telegraph, Vogue, GQ and others.

HWR-Nielson Bestselling Books in India: Top 50 Fiction books.

Listed for the Sushila Devi Book Award, SheThePeople’s Women Writer’s Prize, Auther Awards Best Fiction, PVLF Awards, Oxford Bookstore book cover prize.

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“Ghose manages to navigate the personal interior landscapes of her character’s lives as well as give shape to a larger political scenario.”

Hindustan Times

“Ghose brings to life dozens of minutely observed characters within a richly described social and political milieu even as she focuses on the journey from loss to self-discovery and fulfilment that her two protagonists make.” 

SHANTA GOKHALE, Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author of ‘Tya Varshi’

“A searing tale of love, loss and longing.”

Outlook magazine

“An incisive portrayal of the abuse and exploitation that thrives as duty, perhaps even attraction, in relationships.”

SHUBHANGI SWARUP, author of ‘Latitudes of Longing’

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