Author(s): Ira Trivedi
In this whirl of wild parties, sex and drugs we meet Serena Sharma who lives her life one debauched night at a time, always falling for the wrong men. Her life is a rollercoaster ride: her father's death followed by her mother's remarriage, a broken heart and a lost love. Adding to this is her torrid affair with Amar Khanna - a trophy husband, coke addict and serial adulterer. Riya, jaded by her unsuccessful attempt to find a job in America, returns to Delhi to find the city of her childhood changed beyond recognition. Striking an unlikely friendship with Serena, Riya finds her complacent torpor shattered. The Great Indian Love Story is also the story of Parmeet, Serena's mother, who looks for passion outside her marriage with disastrous consequences, and S.P. Sharma, Parmeet's husband, who is driven to violence by her infidelity. Ira Trivedi weaves together sex, revenge, glitz, friendship and a chilling murder to create a potent cocktail in this gripping novel on the perfidious nature of love and power.
Ira Trivedi has lived in nine different cities, across four countries and three continents. She has studied Economics and International Relations at Wellesley College, and been a student of French in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. She took part in the Femina Miss India contest in 2004.