Novel: Lament Of Mohini

About the Book

  • Category: Novel
  • Publisher: Penguin India
  • Publishing date: 14 October 2000
  • Buy Online: Amazon India


Gopi Narayan is shocked to discover unbelievable revelations about his own family and its history in the manuscript of a novel by Rangachari, a small-time writer, and sets out to discover how a complete stranger knows so much personal detail. Gopi's encounter with the eccentric Rangachari and his audacious novel becomes a journey to the past, his own as well as his family's; and ultimately to Kilikkara, in rural Kerala, where it all happened. Lament of Mohini is the story of five generations of an aristocratic Kerala family, its loves and hates, and its confrontation with a sobering present. As he maps out the complex and colourful history of the clan, Shreekumar Varma brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters; and Gopi himself - self-deprecating, well-intentioned and enormously lovable. A grand saga written with great lyricism and rich humour, Lament of Mohini is a brilliant debut. ...Read Online (GoodReads)