Author Avni Doshi Releases Her Debut Novel 'The Girl In White Cotton' At Title Waves

Published by Harper Collins India, the book was launched at Title Waves in Bandra. It was unveiled by book reviewer and Cultural Editor at Verve, Vivek Tejuja.

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Debut author Avni Doshi recently launched her book titled 'The Girl In White Cotton' at Title Waves in Bandra. The book is published by Harper Collins India and was shortlisted for Tata Literature Live Festival Awards for Best Fiction novel. 

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The book was unveiled by book reviewer and Cultural Editor at Verve Magazine, Vivek Tejuja. Talking about the same, author Avni Doshi said, 

The book deals with the fraught relationship that Antara and Tara, a mother-daughter duo share. Every character in the book has some of my characteristics in it; the good, the bad and the parts that I'm ashamed of. There are several time-lapse in the plot which makes it a riveting read.

Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey. She completed her BA in art history from Barnard College and her MA in the history of art from University College London. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship and currently lives in Dubai.

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Antara has never understood her mother Tara's decisions - walking out on her marriage to follow a guru, living on the streets like a beggar, shacking up with an unknown artist, rebelling against society's expectations ... But when Tara starts losing her memory, Antara searches for a way to make peace with their shared past, a past that haunts them both. As she relives her childhood in Pune in the eighties, Catholic boarding school in the hills of Maharashtra, and her years as a young artist in Bombay, Antara comes up against her own fears and neuroses, realizing she might not be so different from Tara after all. Girl in White Cotton is a journey into shifting memories, altering identities and the subjective nature of truth. Tracing the fragile line between familial devotion and deception, Avni Doshi's mesmerizing first novel will surprise and unsettle you.


Notably, the book is named as 'Burnt Sugar' in the United Kingdom (UK).  

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