Ratika Kapur’s second novel brilliantly captures the feel of contemporary Indian life, caught between tradition and modernity. Photo: AFP

Book review: The Private Life of Mrs Sharma – funny, plaintive story of a modern Indian housewife

Travails of an Indian wife and mother, anchored in an unremitting sense of responsibility and relayed through a first-person narrative, strike a universal chord in a novel destined for honours

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Ratika Kapur’s second novel brilliantly captures the feel of contemporary Indian life, caught between tradition and modernity. Photo: AFP
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