Life over Two Beers and other stories By Sanjeev Sanyal will hit the bookstores in May 2018.
Sanjeev Sanyal, the bestselling author of Land of the Seven Rivers, returns to enthrall readers with Life over Two Beers and other stories, a collection of unusual tales. Written with Sanjeev’s trademark flair, the stories crackle with irreverence and wit. In ‘The Troll’, a presumptuous blogger faces his undoing when he sets out to expose an Internet phenomenon. In the title story, a young man loses his job in the financial crisis and tries to reset his life over two beers. In ‘The Intellectuals’, a foreign researcher spends some memorable hours with Kolkata’s aging intellectuals. From the vicious politics of a Mumbai housing society to the snobberies of Delhi’s cocktail circuit, the stories in Life over Two Beers get under the skin of a rapidly changing India-and leave you chuckling.
‘Bitingly funny yet deeply insightful . . . A combination of a wry Wodehousian author and a rebellious journalist taking on all the various elites’ – Amish Tripathi
‘Deliciously witty and irreverent stories that are cleverly crafted and force one to turn the page’ – Ashwin Sanghi
‘This sparkling, acerbic fiction debut brings alive every contemporary issue . . . Impossible to put down’ – Hindol Sengupta
About the Author:
An economist, urban theorist, environmentalist, and writer, Sanjeev Sanyal grew up between Kolkata, Sikkim, and Delhi before heading off to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sanjeev spent most of his adult life battling international financial markets.One day in 2008, mostly on a whim, he decided to move back to India and travel all over the country with his family for a couple of years. This resulted in his second book, The Land of Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography. In 2011, he took up a role as the global strategist of one of the world’s largest banks. He also spent the next few years exploring the Indian Ocean rim, which resulted in The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History. Currently, Sanjeev lives in Delhi where he serves as the principal economic adviser to the Indian government.
Click here to pre-order the book now, the book will have its release on 15th May 2018 and is published by India Penguin.