Daddykins by Kalpana Mohan

Category: Memoir
Publisher: Bloomsbury India (forthcoming)
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

When Kalpana Mohan’s father died in Chennai, even though she was a mother to teenagers long-settled in California, she found herself plunged back into her childhood, overwhelmed by her love of Daddykins – the name she and her sister gave to their often cranky and obstreperous father. In Daddykins, Mohan sets out to remember her father’s life, both what she experienced, and his stories of his own poverty-stricken childhood in an India very different to the one we know today.

Mohan’s buoyant portrait of her father is a homage to him and a study of the special relationship between fathers and daughters.