The Silent Raga
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2007.
9th floor PS8626 .E7528 S55 2007
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Meet Janaki and Mallika, two sisters from a middle-class Brahmin family in Madras, India. Janaki is a musical prodigy, sublimely gifted on the veena, but will soon be eighteen and dreads her aunt’s schemes for an arranged marriage. Eschewing tradition, she runs off with a Muslim Bollywood star. Years later, Mallika receives a letter from Janaki, who is returning to Madras.
Awards and Honours
2007 Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design in Canada–Prose Fiction category: (2nd prize (tie)) ; Designer: Jessica Sullivan