Dancing With The Two-Headed Tigress
Vendor: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
Thin, glossy and traffic-stoppingly gorgeous, Darshini Majumdar is the image of teenage perfection, and cut from the same cloth as Tuhina, her indulgent mother, a whirlwind of power and polish. The two combine to form “The Two-Headed Tigress”—a beast so fearsome it makes Prakash (meek father and husband, a doctor with too much heart) cower in submission. But when Mousumi, a naïve and overweight cousin, is sent from India to live with this dysfunctional London family, her arrival sends the household into chaos. Desperately struggling to understand English—and Englishness—Mousumi is ignored by Darshini and Tuhina but finds an ally in Prakash. Together, Mousumi and Prakash indulge their love of old-world India, blissfully turning their backs on Darshini and Tuhina’s cosmopolitan ideals.
Witty, sly and emotionally resonant, Dancing with the Two-Headed Tigress is an exuberant fish-out-of-water comedy of cultural misunderstanding.