Constructed around the true Nanavati Murder case, Indra Sinha's first novel offers a rare and fascinating insight into the psycho-sexual undergrowth ... Show synopsis Constructed around the true Nanavati Murder case, Indra Sinha's first novel offers a rare and fascinating insight into the psycho-sexual undergrowth of Indian life. 'The past is never quite finished with, because the present is its perpetually unfolding consequence.' The reverberations from the notorious Nanavati society murder in 1950s Bombay - involving a love triangle between an Indian playboy, an Englishwoman and her jealous Indian husband - were so great they reached the offices of Prime Minister Nehru. What is not known - has never been known - is that a second, connected crime, so cruel that it destroyed the lives of two women, went unreported and has remained unpunished; until now. In present-day London the women's children meet. Driven by grief, anger, or a deeper emotion they are unwilling to confront, they return to India to uncover the mystery of the crime that caused their mothers' suffering and exact their cold revenge. But in the bazaars of today's Bombay, a city racked and burned by communal riots, their adversary still enjoys huge power, and the friends soon find themselves in real, terrifying danger.