Sangam (Novel), First Three Chapters
Opening three chapters of novel in progress, SANGAM For Indian American DJ Amar, music is his gateway to two things: girls and social cache. In college, he bands with Iranian Americans Erfan and Dalia to create a new sound of the brown millennial diaspora. While Erfan’s success grows and Dalia abates his affections, he’s stuck gigging across small-time clubs and weddings. As his obsession grows, he turns to his grandfather’s record of an old Sufi ghazal -- the backstory of which crosses both 13th century and post-Partition India, revealing to us the missing streams of a cultural and personal history of the subcontinent that have met at the confluence of his life.
Currently shopping novel to agents.
Genres/Keywords: Bildungsroman, historical, triptych, music
Comp titles: 99 Nights in Logar (Jamil Jan Kochai), Compass (Mathias Enard), Londonstani (Gautam Malkani)