Books by Lavanya Sankaran

Wry humor and a delicious grasp of the friction between generations in Bangalore are the hallmarks of Lavanya Sankaran’s fresh, deeply nuanced debut collection. “A potpourri of beggars and billionaires and determinedly laid-back ways,” Bangalore, India’s

THE HOPE FACTORY by Lavanya Sankaran
Released: April 23, 2013

"Sankaran's debut novel, like her well-received short story collection (The Red Carpet, 2005), is a vivid exposé of modern India's growing pains."
The brisk pace of economic and social change in India does not always bode well for a Bangalore factory owner and his servants. Read full book review >
THE RED CARPET by Lavanya Sankaran
Released: April 6, 2005

"Well-polished, smartly relevant fiction."
Traditional southern Indian society clashes with fast-changing Western ways, in a debut collection of eight elegant, nicely developed stories. Read full book review >