Mr Ahuja, Delhi's Minister of Urban Development, has too much on his hands: thirteen children and another on the way. Lost among his sprawling, noisy brood he reaches out to Arjun, his eldest, and seemingly wisest, son. But Arjun has his own problems: how to tell the girl on the school bus that he's crazy about her?
This uproarious debut follows father and son as they blunder their way over and under the flyovers of the megalopolis in a moving - and fast-moving - comic portrait of modern family life.
Sharp, funny and stylishly assured. Hugely enjoyable
The funniest book of the year
Full of loveable eccentrics and sly social commentary
'Mature and impressive ... a poignant comedy'
Readers of this comedy of manners are in for a treat...Mahajan, with supreme self-assurance, fashions a subtle, cutting take on modern India