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The Windfall

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
From actress Diksha Basu comes a sparkling comedy of manners about social climbing, social rivalry and social anxiety in the New India

Anil Kumar Jha has worked hard and is ready to live well. After thirty years in a modest flat, he and his family are moving to Gurgaon, one of Delhi's richest areas. But his wife, Bindu, is heartbroken about leaving their neighbours, and doesn't want to wear designer saris or understand interior decoration. Meanwhile their son, Rupak, is failing business school in the US – and secretly dating an American girl.

Once installed in their mansion, the Jhas are soon drawn into a feverish game of one-upmanship with their new neighbours, the Chopras, as each couple seeks to outdo the other with increasingly lavish displays of wealth. As an imitation Sistene Chapel is pitted against a crystal-encrusted sofa, Bindu wonders where it will all end.

A sharply observed tale of social aspiration and anxiety, The Windfall is a thoroughly modern comedy of manners about family, friendship and what it means to belong in a rapidly changing India.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A comedy of manners for the globalized 21st century, Delhi Riche is equal parts heart and laugh by a writer who is a new star." - David Ebershoff

"i so loved this novel-laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching." - Deborah Moggach

"A complete joy from start to finish." - Kamila Shamsie

"The funniest novel to come out of India in years, Diksha Basu's Delhi Riche is a timely snapshot of Delhi families on the way up, down and sideways." - Gary Shteyngart


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May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Windfall (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-4328-5107-1 / 978-1-4328-5107-1 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-4088-8871-8 / 978-1-4088-8871-1 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Windfall: A Novel
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 0-451-49891-7 / 978-0-451-49891-5 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-4088-8870-X / 978-1-4088-8870-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Windfall - Target Club Pick
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-984822-12-8 / 978-1-984822-12-3
Publisher: Broadway Books
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Windfall: A Novel
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 0-451-49892-5 / 978-0-451-49892-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-4088-8903-X / 978-1-4088-8903-9 (UK edition)
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 9386606623 / 978-9386606624
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1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Desmond Bagley
ISBN: 1-5247-6128-1 / 978-1-5247-6128-8 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Windfall: A Novel
Author(s): Diksha Basu
ISBN: 1-5247-7409-X / 978-1-5247-7409-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Windfall: A Novel
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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Author(s): Diksha Basu
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July 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Windfall
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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Title: The Windfall: A Novel
Author(s): Diksha Basu
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