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Love and Longing in Bombay

Vikram Chandra

Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra is the second book from the acclaimed and deeply talented Indian writer.

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Set in contemporary India, Love and Longing in Bombay confirms Vikram Chandra as one of today’s most exciting young writers. In five haunting tales he paints a remarkable picture of Bombay – its ghosts, its passions, its feuds, its mysteries – while exploring timeless questions of the human spirit.

‘When Midnight’s Children first arrived on the scene, it became necessary to revaluate stories from and about India. With Vikram Chandra’s collection – his second book – it is time to take stock again . . . Breathtaking.’ Observer


Born in New Delhi, India, in 1961, Vikram Chandra now divides his time between Bombay and Washington D.C., where he teaches at George Washington University. He is a graduate of Pomona College, Los Angeles and Columbia University Film School in New York. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. His debut novel, Red Earth and…

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