This novel traces the rigid circumscribed lives of three generations of women in an extended Jewish family in the walled Indian city of Ahmedabad.
"An extremely powerful novel, written in a deceptively simple, descriptive style. It is alive with the sights, sounds and smells of India. . . . Beneath the exquisite details, David tells a brutally honest story of Indian Jews under siege in a society unlike any other where Jews have made a home."—The Jerusalem Post
"A journey across a landscape of experiences. Rising above the story of her own family and her own people, the narrator becomes witness to the play of human lives."—Indian Review of Books
"The Walled City is the portrait of a modern Indian metropolis, executed with craft and diligence and the resigned love of one whom the city has made its own."—Biblio
Esther David belongs to a small community of Jews in India and the author of a collection of short stories, By the Sabarmati. Trained as a sculptor, she has been a professor of art history and is a columnist for The Times of India.