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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bombay Bhel: Choose a cover

Almost two years in the making, Bombay Bhel will be out by the end of February. It's time to decide on a cover, so I thought I'd ask for help. Please vote on one of the options below by entering a comment.


A schoolboy’s loyalty to a street vendor is tested when the vendor disappears without notice.  After a setback that threatens more than just his livelihood, a shopkeeper struggles to make ends meet. Two college classmates reunite and launch a new venture to meet an urgent need.

Like the city’s ubiquitous snack food, Bombay Bhel  blends a variety of ingredients to serve up glimpses of life among the Goan and Anglo-Indian communities—minorities in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.  The interlinked stories are set in the late twentieth century, before a wave of anticolonialism crested across India and resulted in the city’s rechristening. Each story in this debut collection offers a taste of the rhythm and verve of Bombay life.

(click on the cover images to enlarge them)

Cover #1

Cover #2
Cover photography by Christian Haugen

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