Saanvri: The Story of a Concubine

Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140 mm
Black and white; 264 pages; Paperback
ISBN-10: 9385285459 | ISBN-13: 978-93-85285-45-5

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In a small North Indian town one night, a nurse disappears while visiting a patient. The police smells abduction, but there is no demand for ransom. The CBI and police are at their wit’s end when the mysterious layers of the story begin to unfold through the painful reflections of the ones closest to the protagonist. What emerges is a moving saga of a young girl of the Nat tribe... Saanvri’s tale is about decadence in high palaces of power; the story of a woman who learns to use the wanton carnality in men, both as a means of material gratification and a weapon for ascendancy, in a society that uses and abuses her. It is also about the three most important people in her life, all of who use her with impunity—the one she wed, the one she loved and the one she chose to manipulate with unbridled impudence—paving the way for her unique transformation, from a victim to an exploiter.

Vinod Pande
Vinod Pande

Vinod Pande has walked many a path. A civil servant with the British Government, a broadcaster with the BBC, the maker of several documentaries and ad-films, he helmed one of the popular TV networks launched during the late nineties and ran his own advertising agency in London. After his foray into Bollywood, he was a member of the jury for important award ceremonies and chaired the selection committees of the Indian entry for the Oscar Awards on two occasions. He is, however, most well-known as the producer, writer and director of the Hindi film Ek Baar Phir; and other notable ones like Yeh Nazdeekiyan and Sins; and acclaimed TV serials Air Hostess and Reporter. He lives and works as a filmmaker and author in Mumbai. After Don’s Wife, a story on forbidden love, born in the crucible of crime, this is his second novel. His next novel, Destiny, is to be published soon.