Lunatic in my Head (Zubaan-Penguin, 2007)

Australian edition, Brass Monkey Books, 2010

Shortlisted for the Crossword Fiction Award 2007

The reviews say:
“[written] in unusually rich and precise language…  without a doubt a major work.”

“Its power to turn the subculture of dreams into a contemporary political fable will make Lunatic a classic in the years to come. We will be proud to have been its earliest readers.”


“… a very confident debut.”
Business Standard

“The tone of Lunatic in my Head is gentle and thoughtful, it respects the reader by never falling into the trap of trying to impress.... Hasan, in other words, has done her job.”
The Hindu Literary Review

“Anjum Hasan tells a compelling story and she tells it exceedingly well.”
Hindustan Times

Lunatic in my Head is one of the few Indian English novels I have read in recent times and found genuinely worth reading.”
Sahara Times

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“…haunting, lyrical and daring, bringing fresh air
into the stale confines of Indian writing…”

Siddhartha Deb, author of Surface and Point of Return