Praise for Lavanya Sankaran's The Red Carpet: The Red Carpet reads like a revelation. . . . I recommend this book so highly!
'Evocative debut depicting life at both ends of Bangalore's social scale. Vivid descriptions make the city as captivating as Sankaran's protagonists'
An unusually elegant and nuanced portrait
'Strong echoes of Dickens in this vibrant portrait of ambition and struggle in Bangalore'
A vivid exposé of modern India's growing pains
[An] animated debut . . . [These stories] are memorable for their subtle wit and convincing evocation of a dynamic world
[A] well-crafted debut novel... Sankaran firmly establishes her talent through the nuances of her characters and a striking exploration of culture
'[A] masterful novel... impossible to put down. [A] compelling tale'