The Last Email


Author: Mridula Garg

9789386338938 | PB | pp. 232 | 2017 | Speaking Tiger

Written with grace and sensitivity, The Last Email is a moving account of two lives lived with passionate intensity, and steeped equally in love and in memory.

Ships in 2-4 days

Out of stock

Almost forty years after the end of their passionate affair in New Delhi of the late 1970s, Kevin, a vicar devoted to the political struggle for Scottish independence, and Maya, a reputed author of Hindi literary works, re-establish contact—this time over email. As they slowly re-weave the delicate tapestry of their connection with each missive, they share the stories of their histories, interests, desires and despairs with each other. Ultimately, Kevin and Maya must realize, each on their own, whether the strength of their remembered passion can match the four decades of quotidian life they have both since accrued.

Written with grace and sensitivity, The Last Email is a moving account of two lives lived with passionate intensity, and steeped equally in love and in memory.


Mridula Garg







Year of Publication:



Speaking Tiger





About the Author

Equally proficient in Hindi and English, Mridula Garg has written in almost every genre: eight novels, four plays, four collections of essays, a memoir, a travel account and ninety short stories. Her latest work is a short novel, Vasu ka Kutum, published in 2016.

Among other awards, Kathgulab was awarded the Vyas Samman in 2004 and Miljul Mann, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013. She received the Hellman-Hammet Grant from The Human Rights Watch, New York in 2001.

Four of her novels, Chittacobra, Anitya, Kathgulab and Main Aur Main, have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Kathgulab is available as Country of Goodbyes in English, Japanese, Marathi and Malayalam; Anitya as Anitya: Halfway to Nowhere in English and Marathi; Main aur Main in Marathi; and Chittacobra in English, German and Russian. Her short story collection is entitled Daffodils on Fire in English.

Her Hindi and English essays have been published by leading Indian and foreign magazines. She has done a fair amount of discursive and creative writing in English, published in reputed journals in the USA, Japan and India, and admired for their insight about social, historical and literary issues.

She has travelled extensively in Europe, Japan and the USA, by invitation from universities or literary and cultural forums to lecture and read from her works. She was the keynote speaker at the UN Colloquium for Women at IOWA and a Research Associate at UC Berkeley, USA in 1990.


This book will be shipped in 2 days’ time. The time taken for you to receive the book after it is shipped will depend upon the mode you choose, while completing your purchase. The rates applicable for each mode are different.

You will be informed after the order is shipped.

Shipping costs depend on the mode chosen, the weight of the item, and the distance it will travel to reach its destination. Shipping costs will be charged depending on the weight of the entire purchase (if more than one book is purchased). The same shipping mode will apply to all products in such a case.

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.