Menoka Has Hanged Herself by Sharmistha Gooptu is a beautifully written and deeply moving novel that explores the struggles of a woman trying to find her place in a changing world. The book follows the character of Menoka, a middle-aged woman who feels adrift and disconnected from her life and the people around her. Through Menoka's journey, Gooptu explores themes of gender, identity, and the search for meaning and connection in contemporary India. The novel is a powerful meditation on the challenges that women face in a society that is still deeply patriarchal, and it offers a poignant and nuanced portrait of a woman grappling with her own sense of self and purpose. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Indian literature, feminism, and contemporary fiction.