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South of Salsette

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

South of Salsette is a story about all of us. Through a group of four couples who have been friends for years, this book is about something that each of us needs but sometimes takes for granted - friendship.

From four different cultures, this group of friends has stayed together for decades, yet it is the smaller things that threaten to pull them apart. With Mumbai as the backdrop, this is a story of situations faced everyday, of pride getting in the way and of finally figuring out exactly what it is that you value most. South of Salsette will resonate with everyone who has ever had friends that have become closer than family.

Set in South Mumbai, the book explores the nuances of this layered society along with the finer details that make Mumbai the city it is.
From walks on Marine drive to Bar Nites at the Bombay Gymkhana, the book paints life in Mumbai in vibrant and real colors.


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Avi Sonpal is an entrepreneur turned part time author.

Avi was born and raised in South Mumbai. On completing his graduation, he went on to pursue specialised studies in the apparel business at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He lived there for a few years before returning to India and the city he loves. He grew up reading books of all genres from Indian fiction to philosophy, religion and management. Besides this, he is an avid moviegoer, self-proclaimed film critic, regular swimmer and enjoys an occasional game of golf.

He also co founded an NGO called REACH whose primary focus was to uplift the lives of garment factory workers.

Avi began writing his first novel during travel to China at the time of a sabbatical from the corporate world.

South of Salsette is his attempt to bring out the idiosyncrasies of his contemporaries in the South Mumbai Society.