Family Planning

Family Planning

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Author of The Association of Small Bombs, longlisted for the National Book Award

Rakesh Ahuja, a Government Minister in New Delhi, is beset by problems: thirteen children and another on the way; a wife who mourns the loss of her favorite TV star; and a teenaged son with some really strong opinions about family planning.

To make matters worse, looming over this comical farrago are secrets--both personal and political--that threaten to push the Ahuja household into disastrous turmoil. Following father and son as they blunder their way across the troubled landscape of New Delhi, Karan Mahajan brilliantly captures the frenetic pace of India's capital city to create a searing portrait of modern family life.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper Perennial, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061537257
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 266 pages, 16 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 02, 2017

A comedy of manners about a Minister and his 13 children, set in Delhi. The characters simply blunder along. The book seemed a little adolescent and is totally apolitical.


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