The Age of Shiva

The Age of Shiva

By Manil Suri

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393065695, 455pp.

Publication Date: February 2008

"In The Age of Shiva India's birth as a new nation parallels a woman's complex psychological journey confronting tradition and modernity. Exchanging sentimentality for clear vision, Suri reveals an immense humanity, and a tenderness for women making their way in a world of men. Drawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting." Kiran Desai, author of The Inheritance of Loss, recipient of the Man Booker Prize.

About the Author
Manil Suri, a native of Mumbai, is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of "The Death of Vishnu", a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and "The Age of Shiva".