A radical retelling of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights in the times of environmental and societal devastation, depicting India reeling from an environmental catastrophe, where water has replaced oil as the most valuable commodity and our cities have become nightmarish places infested with gangs, secretive corporations and powerful religious figures.
It is a coming-of-age, dystopian fiction about violence and transgression, mental health and environmental catastrophe. Darklands is about one thing above all: love-both all-consuming and redemptive.
About the book
The timeless tale of love retold
India is reeling from an environmental catastrophe, water has replaced oil as the most valuable commodity and our cities have become nightmarish places infested with gangs, secretive corporations and powerful religious figures. An advanced form of technology enables the manufacture of humans in laboratories. In this ever-frightening world, Haksh, born in a lab, does what he shouldn’t have: he falls in love with a human. Darklands—a radical reworking of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights—is a coming-of-age novel about violence, revenge, transgression, boundaries and, above all, love: both all-consuming and redemptive. Dark and bleak, it heralds Arnav Das Sharma as a major new voice in Indian YA fiction.
About the author
Arnav Das Sharma is an independent journalist and a doctoral fellow with the Delhi School of Economics.