The Counsel of Strangers

Gouri Dange

Gouri Dange is a writer and practicing counsellor based in Pune and Mumbai, India. Her columns, features and fiction – exploring aspects of human and animal behaviour, interactions and relationships, cities, food, travel, Indian music and musicians appear in magazines and newspapers and anthologies as well as on the Internet. She is widely-travelled and has people-watched all over the world. In her counselling as well as in her writing, she is particularly interested in the human ability to grow and develop, as well as the equally human tendency to resist growth and change.
The Counsel of Strangers is her second novel. Her debut novel, 3 Zakia Mansion (Penguin India, 2009), which received critical acclaim is currently being translated into other languages.