Ghachar Ghochar Summary

Ghachar Ghochar Summary

Author: Viveka Sanabhāga

Subject: “Ghachar Ghochar” is a novel written by Vivek Shanbhag. The book is originally in Kannada and has been translated into English by Srinath Perur. The story explores the complexities of relationships and societal changes in the context of


A young man’s close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight.As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, the family dynamic begins to shift. Allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background.Things become “ghachar ghochar”a nonsense phrase uttered by one meaning something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can’t be untied.

Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings and consequences of financial gain in contemporary India.

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