Ghachar Ghochar

  • Ghachar-Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar

By Vivek Shanbhag

Book details

  • ISBN: 9789937934107
  • Publisher: Safu Prakashan
  • First Publish Year: 2019
  • Edition: 1
  • Cover: Paper Back
  • Category: Fiction | Novels
  • Language: Nepali
  • Pages: 125
  • Weight(gms): 125
USD 6.15


A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, the family dynamic begins to shift. Allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things become “ghachar ghochar”—a nonsense phrase uttered by one meaning something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can't be untied. Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings—and consequences—of financial gain in contemporary India.


Vivek Shanbhag