Wealth. Vivek Shanbhag’s short novel titled, Ghachar Ghochar, will appeal to many readers. Set in India, the focus is on an extended family transformed by wealth. A new bride enters the contented household with a different perspective on the meaning of life and the consequences of wealth in terms of dependent reliance or hard work. Expectations are at the heart of the conflicts in this novel, and the moral questions and issues are handled with delicacy. Readers without a lot of time for pleasure reading may find this novel to be a quick and satisfying break.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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