Without Prejudice: Epic Tale of a Mumbai Bar Dancer

Paper Type: Book print paper | Size: 216 mm x 140 mm
Black and white; 316 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9385285653 | ISBN-13: 978-93-85285-65-3


Is a woman’s body her own? How far does her freedom extend? What can she do when social traditions, laws of the land and above all, prejudices of individuals, bind her down; make her a slave to her own identity and turn her into a commodity to be bought and sold? How can she turn back the tidal wave of social events set loose by the origins and consequences of various social traditions? These and other questions rise in the mind of the reader who navigates the pages of the novel and follows the life of Pallavi, through her eyes and the eyes of the two men who play pivotal roles in her odyssey—Rajkumar and Roy, characters the author has lovingly sketched, as he takes the reader through a journey in time.


Communicator, corporate reputation advisor and brand strategist, Devasis did his graduation in commerce from Calcutta University. Thereafter, he did his post-graduate diploma in PR. Initially, he chose his career in advertising, later on he took up Public Relations as his calling. He began writing free-lance non-fiction features just after his graduation since early 1980s, during his spare time and continued writing them in various Indian newspapers and magazines for nearly two decades. Thereafter, because of varied domestic and overseas senior executive roles and assignments, his articles became few and far between. Devasis currently lives in Mumbai with his family. Without Prejudice is his maiden novel.