A #1 bestseller in India: Three generations of Delhi shopkeepers confront a changing world
Home tells the story of Banwari Lal and his family, merchants in one of the oldest districts of Delhi. An immigrant from Pakistan, Banwari Lal believes in fate, faith, and hard work. He comes to India after the Partition and opens a sari business. His daughter is given away into an arranged marriage, with tragic consequences. His eldest son is determined to marry for love. He soon sets his sights on beautiful seventeen-year-old Sona, who walks into the family shop one fine day in May of 1965. But it is Banwari Lal’s granddaughter Nisha who will become the family’s heart as they move from sorrow to prosperity. Spanning thirty years, Home is an extraordinary novel about tradition, change, and finding a place in which to belong.