Chandini Santosh is a novelist, poet and painter. She has three solo collections of poetry and two painting exhibitions to her credit. Her short story, ‘The Day of Sacrifice’ was selected for the ELLE Random House Fiction Prize 2013.
Her debut novel, ‘The House of Oracles’ was published in 2016.
‘Mohit learns the startling secret of his birth at his father’s deathbed. It will change the course of his life, while taking him to that chilling winter of Bhopal, when a poisonous gas had leaked to claim many innocent lives.
The only clue that will lead him to his mother is a black & white photograph of a beautiful woman, with her name scrawled at the back. Mohit’s girlfriend, the vivacious Pia Shanbhag joins him in the search, for, she truly feels that a woman can only be smoked out by another woman.
Searching for Durga Sabyasachi is the spellbinding story of his search to get at the roots of his birth and identity. Deeply compelling, and engrossing, the story hurtles to an unexpected and shattering climax.