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Fed on his grandfather’s fantastic stories of their ancestral village in India, Kannan travels 8000 miles from his New York home desperate to shore up his hollow sense of self by re-connecting with his roots. But tottering on the cusp of modernity, the village of his imaginings, Maanavi, is itself caught in a crisis of identity. ‘Inadequate Identities’ adopts the reverse timeline. When the story begins, Maanavi is no more. The village, its hilltop temple and its ancient peepul tree have all been drowned by the Bhargavi, which has been dammed. And the whereabouts of the protagonist, Kannan, are not known. In following Kannan’s frenzied bid to find his moorings, Inadequate Identities seamlessly weaves raw realism and surrealism to take the reader on an emotional roller coaster and interrogate the choices people make to tide over the present, blind to the past and myopic about the future.

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