Neel Mukherjee reads from his powerful new book, The Lives of Others. Set in Calcutta in 1967, it tells the story of Supratik, who has become dangerously involved in extremist political activity, compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him. All he leaves behind him is a note.
For the launch of The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee reads and talks about the story of Supratik’s family; a family unraveling as the society around it fractures. It is a novel of unflinching power and emotional force.