Tender and funny, Manju Kapur's third novel is an engrossing story of family life across three generations of Delhi shopkeepers. When their traditional business -selling saris -is increasingly sidelined by the next fashion for jeans and stitched salwar kameez, the Banwari Lal family must adapt. But instead of branching out, the sons remain apprenticed to the struggling shop and the daughters are confined to the family home. As envy and suspicion grip parents and children alike, the need for escape -whether through illicit love or the making of pickles or the search for education -becomes over stronger. Gloriously rich, evocative and warm, Home is compellingly readable, multifaceted story of Indian family life spanning three decades.