Salman Rushdie's latest novel 'Victory City' will be next week's story on BBC Radio 4's Books at Bedtime. The 10-part series will be read by Dinita Gohil every evening at 10.45pm from Monday 1st May and over the subsequent fortnight. Each episode will also be available on BBC Sounds following broadcast.
'Victory City' is set in 14th century Southern India and tells the tale of 9-year old Pampa Kampana who becomes a vessel for the goddess Parvati who begins to speak out of the girl's mouth. Pampa Kampana aquires powers beyond her comprehension and the goddess tells her that she will be instrumental in the rise of a great city called 'Bisnaga' or 'Victory City', where her mission is to ensure that all women get equal rights in a patriarchal world.
Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), The Satanic Verses, and Quichotte (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize).
British Asian actress Dinita Gohil is known for her wide and varied film and TV roles including Netflix's 'The Sandman' and 'Treason', ITV's 'Our House', BBC Two's 'MotherFatherSon' and the feature film 'Greed'. She is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click her image for her profile page and voiceover showreel.