Saanvri: The Story Of A Concubine
- Author: Vinod Pandey
- Publisher: Niyogi Books
- ISBN: 9789385285455
In a small North Indian town one night, a nurse disappears while visiting a patient. The police smells abduction, but there is no demand for ransom. The CBI and police are at their wit’s end when the mysterious layers of the story begin to unfold through the painful reflections of the ones closest to the protagonist. What emerges is a moving saga of a young girl of the Nat tribe...
Saanvri’s tale is about decadence in high palaces of power; the story of a woman who learns to use the wanton carnality in men, both as a means of material gratification and a weapon for ascendancy, in a society that uses and abuses her. It is also about the three most important people in her life, all of who use her with impunity—the one she wed, the one she loved and the one she chose to manipulate with unbridled impudence—paving the way for her unique transformation, from a victim to an exploiter.