In his first novel The Silent Raga (D&M 2007), Ameen Merchant writes about a Brahmin woman who flees her cloistered life and marries a Bollywood star. Integrating myth, music, food and tradition, the story is an exploration of India and family relations. Born in Bombay and raised in Madras, India, Ameen Merchant lives in Vancouver where he contributed to the programming for a Bollywood audio channel for the CBC. The Silent Raga was a bestseller in India.

[BCBW 2009] "Fiction"