In a powerful and moving debut, a talented new voice in literature introduces readers to five courageous and determined young women who fight to save their homes in the slums of Bangalore, India.
“What a thrill to read a novel as daring and urgent as A People’s History of Heaven. It’s a story about defiance in the face of erasure, about the survival tactics of an unforgettable group of girls. I can’t remember the last time I encountered a voice of such moral ferocity and compassion.”
—Tania James, author of The Tusk That Did the Damage
Mathangi Subramanian, an award-winning writer, author, and educator, is a native of Minnesota and for the past several years has been living with her husband and daughter in New Delhi, India. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Teachers College of Columbia University, and the recipient of a Fulbright as well as other fellowships. Subramanian’s writing has previously appeared in the Washington Post, Quartz, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. A People's History of Heaven is her first adult novel.