When Loss is Gain, his first work of fiction was launched in January 2012. A powerful story dealing with life and death, loss and gain, happiness and fulfillment, the physical and the spiritual, the rational and the inexplicable, and the perennial dialogue between dukkha or sorrow, the key word in Buddhism, and ananda or joy, which animates most of Hindu philosophy, this book is the first to be launched by David Davidar’s new publishing collaboration with Rupa Books. The novel, which received excellent reviews, is a best seller. A French edition is due shortly. It is now to be made into a Bollywood Film.