Legal fiction: A rule assuming as true something that is clearly false. Often used to get around the provisions of constitutions and legal codes.
A late-night phone call from his ex-girlfriend Anasuya forces writer Arjun Kumar to leave his wife and home in Delhi and travel to the mofussil town of Noma on the UP-Bihar border. The reason -- Anasuya's husband, Rafique Neel, a college professor and theatre director, has mysteriously disappeared.
Soon after he arrives, Arjun realizes that things are not as they seem: the police are refusing to register a missing-persons case, Rafique's student Janaki has also disappeared, and the locals are determined to turn it into a case of 'love jihad'. And when Arjun begins to dig deeper, what he finds endangers him and everyone around him.
Inspired by true events from today's India, Legal Fiction is a brilliant existential thriller and a chilling parable of our times.
Legal Fiction by Chandan Pandey
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