I have discovered, to my surprise, that my book is out in Calcutta as well. Was in Starmark buying my mother books – and Unwaba wasn’t in the new releases section or displayed anywhere significant, of course – but yes, there it was, tucked away in a corner of the SF section.
Perhaps this is some new-fangled marketing strategy I would have understood had I stayed on in IIM. I remember explaining to Sarnath that Barn Owl was difficult to find despite the huge demand for it because it was about tracing a lost manuscript, and having to hunt around bookstores for it made the whole experience more rewarding. So don’t believe bookstore staff when they tell you my book hasn’t turned up – they’re playing a Game with you.
Update: Crossword, though, seems to be selling it the old-fashioned way, bless ’em. So if you’re in Cal, you know what to do. From the comments I learn it’s out in Chennai as well. Which is unambiguously a good thing.