The monsters still lurk by Aruna Nambiar was published by Rupa Publications in 2019. It is a work of fiction.
It is 1991. As Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated and a new government comes to power, setting in motion a process of economic reforms that will transform India, an ordinary family is about to experience detours from the traditional middle-class script of their lives. Over the next quarter-century, as the world around them changes in ways unexpected, their lives too wind along uncharted trails, sometimes sunlit, sometimes shadowy and forbidding.
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"We were an ordinary family, with conventional lives. We were mostly happy, but always cautious of too much happiness. We were hardly religious, just pious enough to keep us on the straight and narrow. We bickered a little but would never have thought to be estranged. We feared illness and anticipated eventual death, but we expected life to follow a certain path, a particular schedule. Until…" – 'The Monsters Still Lurk' by Aruna Nambiar Funny, moving, and perceptive, 'The Monster Still Lurk' is a bittersweet story of love, loss, family and ageing. Read the book on Kindle today. #stayhomeandread
About the author
Aruna Nambiar is a Bengaluru-based writer and editor who grew up in Mumbai, where she studied engineering and management. She started her career with an international bank before pursuing her passion for writing. Her previous books include Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth, a humorous coming-of-age story and social satire set in the 1980s Kerala. She has also written for the coffee table book, Portrait Kerala, and contributed short fiction and non-fiction pieces to several anthologies, newspapers, and magazines.