The Butterfly Room
Author: Saurav Dutt
Publisher: Independently published
Year: June 2015
Blurb: Since the release of Leslee Udwin’s ‘India’s Daughter’ and its ban in India, London-based author Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room also makes an intervention in women’s rights and LGBTI rights in India. The novel deals with domestic abuse, LGBTI rights, interracial relationships, and divorce, exploring complex characters forced to deal with raw and gritty issues, which are suppressed in lieu of sustaining the patriarchal status quo ingrained within Indian society.
"Heartbreaking and deeply moving" - The Indian Express
Notable book of the year - Washington Post and Los Angeles Times