With its churches, convents, seminaries, and Jesuit schools, Mangalore in South India, felt like a Catholic colony, to the author, who spent much of his childhood in churches, convents, and Jesuit boarding schools. In this collection of fiction and essays, the author gives an impression of life in Mangalore, then and now, when Catholicism is diminished but far from dead.



By the author of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel.”

Approximately 40,000 words, includes a few choice excerpts from “The Revised Kama Sutra” and a few totally new pieces on Mangalore, such as “The Pious and the Damned Rich”, excerpts of which may be found below.