The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Following publication in 1997, many Indian readers were upset by Roy's depiction of a sexual encounter between members of different castes. Protests broke out and attempts were made to ban the novel from bookstores across India. Roy won the Booker Prize that year.
'Northanger Abbey' the house in the background is actually Lismore Castle in Lismore, Co. Waterford Ireland. A beautiful village. The house was a favourite of John Betjamin. I think it might still be owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Beautiful.