Bloomsbury to Publish Sita’s Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
Somewhere, behind close doors, in her solitary world; somewhere under the sheets with an indifferent lover; somewhere, is a woman who will not be denied…
About the book: Trapped for fifteen years in the stranglehold of a dead marriage and soulless household domesticity, the beautiful, full-bodied and passionate Meera Patel depends on her memories and her flights of fancy to soothe the aches that wrack her body; to quieten an unquenchable need. Until one cataclysmic day in Mumbai, when she finally breaks free… Bold, brazen and defiant, Sita’s Curse looks at the hypocrisy of Indian society and tells the compelling story of a middle-class Indian housewife’s urgent need for love, respect, acceptance – and sexual fulfilment.
About the author: Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is an acclaimed journalist and columnist on gender and sexuality. She wrote Faraway Music her first novel in 2013, followed by her bestselling work on female erotica, Sita’s Curse, which explores female desire through the eyes of a Gujarati housewife. You’ve Got the Wrong Girl, her third work of fiction, broke new ground in lad lit in India. In 2017, she wrote her first non-fiction, the widely appreciated and critically acclaimed Status Single, a narrative drawing from the lives of 3000 urban Indian single women, about the daily struggle of being single in a country where the highest validation for women remains marriage and mother hood.