Girl Made Of Gold

01 July 2020

Gitanjali Kolanad

In Thanjavur, in the 1920s, a devadasi named Kanaka vanishes, and a statue of a woman appears in the temple that she was about to live in. Some think she has turned into gold, while others want to track her down. This novel explores questions surrounding caste, the role of zamindars, desire and art.



Juggernaut, S499, 256 pages