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Ghachar Ghochar

(2015)
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In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator's uncle founds a successful spice company. As the narrator - a sensitive young man who is never named - along with his sister, his parents, and his uncle move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house and encounter newfound wealth, the family dynamics begin to shift. Allegiances and desires realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background.

Their world becomes 'ghachar ghochar' - a nonsense phrase that, to the narrator, comes to mean something entangled beyond repair. Told in clean, urgent prose, and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humour, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings - and consequences - of financial gain in contemporary India.



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April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 0-571-33607-8 / 978-0-571-33607-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Srinath Perur Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 9351776174 / 978-9351776178
Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 0-571-33608-6 / 978-0-571-33608-1 (UK edition)
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February 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 9352775058 / 978-9352775057
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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June 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 9352645162 / 978-9352645169
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar ( Roughtcut Model )
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 0-14-311168-X / 978-0-14-311168-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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2016 : Paperback
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 9352642376 / 978-9352642373
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 1-5384-0020-0 / 978-1-5384-0020-3
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 1-5384-0030-8 / 978-1-5384-0030-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur - translation
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur - translation
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar: Library Edition
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
ISBN: 1-5384-0010-3 / 978-1-5384-0010-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ghachar Ghochar: A Novel
Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
Publisher: Penguin Books
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