Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, this novel was the reason for the author’s selection as both Hay Festival International Fellow 2019-20 and the British Council’s International Literature Showcase 2020. Dignity was also shortlisted for the 2020 Wales Book of the Year Award and selected among three other English language novels for the Wales Literature Exchange bookshelf at Frankfurt 2019. The book depicts the friendship between an elderly woman and the young girl who comes to care for her and is set between colonial Bengal, shortly before independence, and a contemporary British seaside town. The novel takes place partly within the metaphorical space of an old woman’s house, which is depicted as synonymous with her body, and explores what happens when the boundaries of the self/house disintegrate to let in new post-colonial challenges and possibilities. Within the novel, which is narrated in three female voices, the female body becomes a political battleground and a domestic symbol within the complex play of colonial metaphor and rhetoric. Dignity explores how Britain’s colonial history percolates into its contemporary everyday, with particular attention to how colonialism managed and controlled domestic spaces, exploring how these mechanisms of spatial control have been transposed to contemporary life in the UK. It focuses on the contemporary seaside town and the colonial British enclave as a kinds of non-places - spaces denied placeness by reliance on colonial tropes and prescriptive norms which allow them only to be simulations. The book is concerned above all with how colonialism determined and managed homes, controlling and undermining the idiosyncratic, until home can no longer be truly homely at all. In this sense then, like the author’s first novel, Pigeon, Dignity is a meditation on what it means to be at home.