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Intimate Strangers A peek behind a twitched curtain…

Author Name: Shantichitra | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

Like a widow spider who consumes the male once the consummation takes place the women in the novel would be devouring the men by their demands. The men would seem had no life of their own but only slogging for settling the family and yet at the end none entirely satisfied.

Raghu is a character who doesn’t have any normal human demands. This nature of Raghu annoys and puzzles his wife Anu.  To find an answer to the puzzle she embarks a journey where she stumbles upon a hidden truth which changes her entire perspective. 


In that situation Ganesan who chooses to become a taxi driver after quitting an engineer’s position in a reputable firm faces a third-degree treatment at his own house. The murderous rage that his wife Radha harbors for him and a similar hatred that Shirly feels for her husband Richard is found as a pattern repeated by almost every woman in a family. It was then a catastrophic incident changes the course of everybody’s life. A revelation which dissipates hate and also makes one wonder if hate is the only natural way of life. 

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Shantichitra was born in Chennai in 1978. Her childhood was that of travel and experiences. Her journey through India, which stretched across Nagaland to New Delhi, enriching her cultural and artistic roots has been the key factor of her creative impulse. She currently is a professor of English Literature at SRM Institute of Science and Technology at Chennai. She has two novels and many short stories to her credit. Her two novels The Fractals and Lonely Marriages were well received for the lucid and gripping narration through the panoramas of culture and life. Her themes always do strive to stir and disturb the tranquility and tedium of life.



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