On November 1st 1984, a day after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a nineteen-year-old student travels back from a class trip with his mentor and chemistry teacher, Professor Singh.
As the group disembark at Delhi station a mob surrounds the professor, douses him in petrol and sets him alight.
Years later the student, Raj, is compelled to find his professor's widow, the beautiful Nelly.
As the two walk through the misty mountains of Shimla, Nelly comes up against a nation in denial and Raj faces the truth about his father's role in the terrible pogrom against the Sikhs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations (black and white)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 08/05/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408833872