NYT Feature Story on Daughter By Court Order
The New York Times, Ellen Barry (9 September 2014)
Families feud over Delhi estates
Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy once noted, but there is something uniquely nasty about an upper-crust family fighting over real estate in Lutyens’ Delhi, the lush, spacious bungalow zone at the heart of India’s capital.
This is the principal message of “Daughter by Court Order,” a novel published this spring by Ratna Vira, about a woman who has been cut out of her inheritance by her relatives, among them prominent political and intellectual figures.