Borrow
Buy

Ishq and Mushq

by Priya Basil

This is a vivid and often funny drama of two generations of a Sikh family from the partition of India to the present day. Read it for scheming matriarch, Sarna, an unforgettable creation who appears on almost every page, lying to and manipulating her own family as expertly as she cooks.

Extract

... she began to deconstruct her memories while she constructed her recipes. Thus Sarna concocted new tastes and tales. In a bubbling pot of khudi she tried to boil away the shame of her terrible mistake. In sizzling hot oil, as bhajias fried, she battered her insecurities about Persini being Biji's favourite in a crisp and crunchy coat of indifference. Beneath thick veils of spicy smell she disguised her homesickness for India. 'Only two things you can't hide- Ishq and Mushq: Love and Smell.'

Parallels

Dancing with the Two-Headed Tigress by Tina Biswas
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.