Equations by Shivani Sibal

Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

Like family, but not quite.

In New Delhi of the 1980s, Aahan Sikand and Rajesh Kumar are childhood playmates. They have been brought up under the care of the same woman, living in the same house, but with starkly different realities – Aahan is the only son and heir of the fabulously wealthy Sikand family, and Rajesh is the son of the family’s driver, who lives in a tiny staff quarter on the grounds of the sprawling bunglow.

As Aahan and Rajesh grow up, the natural friendship they shared as children reaches an uncomfortable end, as both become aware of their places in the world. While Aahan is expected to keep what he has inherited intact for the next generation, Rajesh, in the eyes of the world, can, at best, hope for a life better than his father’s, free of domestic servitude. But he has much larger plans for himself.

Equations is a story of aspiration and social change, of individual ambition and family bonds. It announces the arrival of a striking new talent, who examines the secret worlds of New Delhi’s political and business families.

The author: Shivani Sibal