Mahesh Rao is the author of The Smoke is Rising, which won the Tata First Book Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Crossword Award. One Point Two Billion, his second book, is a critically acclaimed collection of short stories. He lives most of the year in Mysore, India.
Witty, smart, compelling * Kamila Shamsie *
A deep and utter treat: a sly, witty Delhi reinvention of Emma. Rao writes like Vikram Seth's naughty younger brother and I want to have cocktails and gossip with him at once * Patrick Gale *
The only way to write an Austentatious novel * Financial Times *
A bitingly funny version of Austen's Emma. . . . Could have been titled Crazy Rich Indians * South China Morning Post *