These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light

These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light

Until now, Deeya has found an unquiet contentment in the memories of her affair with an older man and in a spare but tolerable marriage. Then, Neil comes into her life, offering a heady romance and a new identity. Will Deeya give their fledgling relationship a chance?

Perhaps the seeds of her answer have already been sown by her family - by her grandmother and mother, both of whom have been compelled to make complex negotiations with love.

As Deeya confronts their stories, she must decide: Will she upend her family's history and build a narrative of her own? Or is she - as are all of us - destined to carry forward the concessions and mutinies of our ancestors?

Refreshing in its vision and assured in its craft, These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light is a remarkable debut about (un)sanctioned memory, uncommon love, and the claims of familial history.

Title:These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light
ISBN:9789351952817
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  • Mridula Gupta

    Ever tried to describe how it feels to savour the last piece of your favorite sweet? The moment when it slowly dissolves in your tongue and you taste joy and you hope that it stays longer with you. Bu...

  • Prachi Pati

    Every once in a while, you stumble across a book, that sings to you. You read many books, some take you on an adventure, some make you fall in love, some make you laugh, some make you cry, some shatte...

  • Sheece

    This review is going to be a bit biased as the writer is a dear friend. And while we haven't met for a while, reading the book felt like I was sitting alongside her and we were having a long chat fill...

  • Resh (The Book Satchel)

    Stories of three generations of women, set in a domestic space interspered with myths from arious sources.What I loved:- the five women of the household. They are full fleshed and flawed.- Rhythm of p...

  • Mallidi Harshitha

    This book is unlike anything I’ve ever read! I loved a lot of things about it and the writing is exquisite. This story of five women and men around their lives is so unique. There’s a certain lyri...

  • Sonali Dabade

    'These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light' was shortlisted for the JCB Prize 2020, which is why I picked it up, so that I could try to predict which of the five would win. Honestly, this was my favorite ...

  • Chitra Ahanthem

    The title references Richard Silken’s poem ‘Scheherazade’, a name integral to the Arabian Nights, of the woman wedded to a distrusting King who must tell a story each night to hold the interest ...

  • Manjul Bajaj

    4.5 starsVery exquisite writing, loveliness piled upon loveliness, Dharini Bhaskar weaves a beguiling tale of women without men, across three generations. So beautiful is the writing that quite parado...

  • Gayatri Saikia   | per_fictionist

    These our bodies possessed by light" by Dharini Bhaskar is one of those books that grasp your undivided attention from the very first page of the book.Told from the narrative of Deeya, the story encom...

  • Prabhs

    If it wasn’t the need to finish all the books in JCB literature long list , I would have stopped reading at page 100. Long prose and mentions of lines and stories from books, author name dropping, i...