How Can Happiness Survive When Duty Clashes With Desire?
Sheetal Prasad has it all: youth, beauty, wealth and education. But when this modern Indian woman surrenders love for honor and marries into India’s most glamorous ‘royal family’, these very advantages turn against her and she is stripped of her freedom.
Meet the Dhanrajs — a powerful family bound together by a web of lies where infidelity, greed, secrets and hidden identities lurk beneath the lush tapestry. The Dhanrajs have plenty to hide and will do what it takes to mask the truth from the world.
As Sheetal peels back the layers of deceit, she confronts a haunting reality and is threatened by the blazes of passion she ignites.
Duty and Desire is a compelling debut novel from a bold, new voice in Indian fiction. The story will leave you breathless as you enter the glittering world of Indian mega-wealth where lust drives destruction and one woman’s struggle to control fate fuels a rage so deep that the truth burns her alive.
“Duty and Desire draws the reader into a culture of fascinating contradictions. A moving story of a girl’s transition to womanhood while forced to choose between family and self.”—Shobhan Bantwal, award-winning author of The Dowry Bride.
“Duty and Desire immerses us in the larger-than-life, decadent world of modern India’s ultra-wealthy families—a place sizzling with secrets and lies, love and betrayal. An intriguing, compulsive read.”—Anjali Banerjee, author of Haunting Jasmine and Invisible Lives.