About the Book :
Love is the magic word. Minakshi Thakur has revealed the hearts and souls of lovers like you and I. When love is real, the lovers are so unreal. Salil and Nayan never think of the thinkable and tangible. Its a novel with a rare ambience of art and love. - Gulzar
Set in Delhi in the nineties, Lovers Like You and I explores the experience of love, its many faces, through the life of young Nayan. As she makes the journey from girl to woman, Nayan meets men and women from different backgrounds, generations and places filmmaker, doctor, scribe, student, painter who have experienced love in their lives, felt it differently, expressed it variously and either won it or lost it in the end. At the heart of the story lies her own unsettling relationship with Salil, a drifter who flits between poetry and backpacking. This is an unusual novel that evokes a lost era a time when people wrote letters and cherished the ones they received. With its effortless bilingualism and its seamless use of prose and verse, it challenges our notions of conventional storytelling to take us into a world where emotion rules and where time and leisure take on new meanings.
About the Author :
Minakshi Thakur's first book, An Indian Evening, a collection of poems in English, was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata in 2002. She has since published two collections of Hindi poems: Jab Utthi Yavanika (2003); and Neend Ka Akhiri Pul (2010), which was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2012. In the same year, she was awarded the Sangam House Fellowship, an international writers residency in Bengaluru. Minakshi has trained in Khayal and Dhrupad and enjoys singing. This is her first novel.
|Title:||Lovers Like You And I||Publisher:||Harper Collins|
A portrayal of private worlds of our own, unknown to friends, unknown to family, but uncanny to lovers like you and I .. Minakshi Thakur, a born poet, meticulously weaves the prose and explores a new realm of Indian English writing. Tales of urban essentials, set up in late 90s and early 2000's, the story creates shades of strange love between letters and poems with a musical background. Minakshi has done justice to the much-awaited and the much-delayed debut novel, but it has arrive like the Bagmati - witness to love and life - it has come bursting out..