About the book
Love is madness…
When thirty-something journalist Anjali meets the charismatic Siddharth, she has no intention of becoming romantically involved with him. Anjali is a strong, independent woman, angered by the man's world she lives in and traumatised by events in her past. She has no desire to fall in love.
Anjali is certain that, after months of chatting online, when she finally meets Siddharth the charm will be broken. But she is surprised to find herself attracted to him — and shocked when they fall into bed together on their first date. Seized by new emotions that go against everything she believes in, Anjali is caught in a battle between her head and her heart, between love and self-protection.
For the first time in her life, Anjali is at the mercy of her emotions and desire — and as she plunges into an affair with a man she knows little about, she risks losing everything.
Set in India, The Plunge is a frank and powerful examination of modern relationships that every woman will identify with. Told with astonishing emotional insight, this debut novel will take your breath away.
Bahrain based writer Sindhu S., towards the end of this month (March 2013) will launch the book in Bahrain. The Plunge was published online on February 13 by Amazon (in the contemporary women's fiction category), in association with Createspace.
The Plunge is primarily sold on Amazon, and is at the moment exclusively available in Jashanmal bookstores in Bahrain. Retail copies are also sold by some online bookstores in India. Copies of the book are expected to be available in Indian Bookstores by June this year.
About the author
Born in 1966, Indian writer Sindhu drew inspiration for The Plunge from her days as a journalist in her home country. The story is set in three locations: Kerala, Mumbai and Shimla, in that order.
Based in Bahrain, Sindhu is now working on her new book, tentatively titled Chains. The non-fiction explores the many facets of marriage, what she calls 'a social obligation'.
'Reporters showed up, toting messily scribbled notepads, press releases, visiting badges, sweat and irritability.'
'Anjali secretly felt like a proud owner of her wounds. She took care of them while they healed as if they were her children.'
'Deodars had a different attitude toward the elements around. They stood unaffected by the breeze that swayed other plants… indifferent to their surroundings… Just like Siddharth.'