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Om, a young man, is driven by unemployment to sell his body parts for cash. Guards arrive to make his home into a germ-free zone. When his brother Jeetu arrives unexpectedly, he is taken away as the organ donor. Om's wife Jaya is left alone. Will she too be seduced into selling her body for use by the rich Westerners?

A satire on the effects of globalization, where poverty drives those with nothing to eat, to sell their organs.

About the Author

Manjula Padmanabhan (born 1953) is an award-winning Indian playwright, journalist, comic strip artist, and children's book author. Her works explore science, technology, gender, and international inequalities. Padmanabhan continued working as a journalist and book reviewer into her 20s and 30s.[3] She began her career as an illustrator in 1979 with Ali Baig's book Indrani and the Enchanted Jungle.[2]In 1982, Padmanabhan created a comic strip, Doubletalk, which featured the female character Suki.[4] She wrote a pitch to The Sunday Observer editor Vinod Mehta, who published her strip for many years.[5][6] Suki then appeared six days a week in Delhi paperThe Pioneer from 1992 to 1998. When Vinod Mehta left the publications and The Pioneer stopped publishing comics, Padmanabhan stopped creating Doubletalk.Padmanabhan won the first ever Onassis Award for her play Harvest. An award-winning film Deham was made by Govind Nihalani based on the play.Padmanabhan has continued to work as an author and illustrator, and has published short stories within many different volumes.Padmanabhan returned to creating comics featuring Suki with the strip Suki Yaki for The Hindu's Business Line.As playwright2006 - Sextet.2003 - Harvest. London: Aurora Metro Books1996 - The Artist's Model.1984 - "Lights Out"[3]As author and illustrator2015 - Island of Lost Girls. Hachette.2013 - Three Virgins and Other Stories New Delhi, India: Zubaan Books.2011 - I am different! Can you find me? Watertown, Mass: Charlesbridge Pub.2008 - Escape. Hachette.2005 - Unprincess! New Delhi: Puffin Books.2005 - Double talk. New Delhi: Penguin Books.2004 - Kleptomania: Ten Stories. New Delhi: Penguin Books.2004 - Mouse Invadors. Pan MacMillan. Written under the name Manjula Padma.2003 - Mouse Attack. Pan MacMillan. Written under the name Manjula Padma.2000 - This is Suki! New Delhi: Duckfoot Press.1996 - Hot death, cold soup: twelve short stories. New Delhi: Kali for Women.1986 - A Visit to the City Market New Delhi: National Book TrustAs Illustrator1989 - Indi Rana and Manjala Padmanabhan. The Devil in the Dustbin. London: Hamish Hamilton.1984 - Maithily Jagannathan and Manjula Padmanabhan. Droopy dragon. New Delhi: Thomson Press.1979 - Baig, Tara Ali, and Manjula Padmanabhan. Indrani and the enchanted jungle. New Delhi: Thomson Press (India) Ltd.Comic Strips2015 - Suki Yaki. The Hindu's Business Line.1982-1998 - Doubletalk. The Sunday Observer and The Pioneer.Short Stories2019 - "The Rehearsal" in Displaced lives fiction, poetry, memoirs, and plays from four continents. Ed. Frank Stewart, series editor; Alok Bhalla, Ming Di, guest editors. Honolulu University of Hawaii Press.2012 - "The other woman" in Breaking the bow speculative fiction inspired by the Ramayana. Ed. Anil Menon, Vandana Singh. New Delhi: Zubaan.Autobiography2002 - Getting There

Product Details
ISBN: 9780953675777
ISBN-10: 0953675777
Publisher: Aurora Metro Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2003
Pages: 96
Language: English