The Dream Builders

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Author
Oindrila Mukherjee
Publisher
Scribe
Genre
Fiction
Released
28 February, 2023
ISBN
9781761380204

The Dream Builders

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Synopsis

After living in the US for years, Maneka Roy returns home to India to mourn the loss of her mother and finds herself in a new world. The booming city of Hrishipur where her father now lives is nothing like the part of the country where she grew up, and the more she sees of this new, sparkling city, the more she learns that nothing — and no one — here is as it appears. Ultimately, it will take an unexpected tragic event for Maneka and those around her to finally understand just how fragile life is in this city built on aspirations.Written from the perspectives of ten different characters, Oindrila Mukherjee’s incisive debut novel explores class divisions, gender roles, and stories of survival within a society that is constantly changing and becoming increasingly Americanised. It’s a story about India today, and people impacted by globalisation everywhere: a tale of ambition, longing, and bitter loss that asks what it really costs to try and build a dream.

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A Story of Contemporary India: Read Our Q&A with Oindrila Mukherjee, Author of The Dream Builders

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A Story of Contemporary India: Read Our Q&A with Oindrila Mukherjee, Author of The Dream Builders

    Nothing Is as It Seems: Read an Extract from The Dream Builders by Oindrila Mukherjee

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    Nothing Is as It Seems: Read an Extract from The Dream Builders by Oindrila Mukherjee

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        About the author

        Oindrila Mukherjee

        Oindrila Mukherjee grew up in India and now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University. She has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. A former journalist for India’s oldest English-language newspaper The Statesman, she is a regular contributor to the Indian magazine Scroll, and a contributing editor for Aster(ix), a US-based literary and arts magazine committed to social justice. She has been the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Emory University, Inprint Houston, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines in the US. The Dream Builders is her debut novel.

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