Names of the Women

30 April 2021

Names of the Women
Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil’s novel explores the stories of 15 women mentioned in the gospels of the New Testament, whose lives overlapped with that of Jesus Christ but have been misremembered or relegated to relative obscurity—including Christ’s companion Mary Magdalene, and his sisters Assia and Lydia.

Jonathan Cape, Penguin, Rs 699, 192 pages

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