Sadhna Disha Chawla
Genre: Fiction or Novels, Pages: 396, Binding: Hardbound, ISBN No:- 978-93-82792-01-7
“Set against the backdrop of a high-society family in the late nineteen eighties, “”Tea in a Porcelain Cup”” moves between India and the United States in a, now bygone, era when parental obedience was a foregone conclusion, owning a Maruti 800 was a status symbol, divorce was a four letter word and marriage the sole ambition of a girl’s existence, when traditions were meticulously cultivated; to the detriment of the protagonist, Diya.
As the plot unfolds between a still developing India and the United States, a yawning gap at the time, Diya discovers another gap within the chasm “”the conventional mind“ which refuses to move forward in time, frozen in a Rip van Winkle existence.
Will she draw strength from her strong lineage Rukmini her unconventional grandmother and Nandini her quietly stoic mother, and the enigmatic doctor Suryaveer, or does she accept the soul-suppressing rituals artfully disguised under the garb of tradition ? “