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First Proof  - The Penguin Book of New Writing from India - 2
First Proof - The Penguin Book of New Writing from India - 2

First Proof - The Penguin Book of New Writing from India - 2

by A Compilation

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Product ID:19309

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780144001071/0144001071 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 278

Binding

Paperback

A Compilation

Author: A Compilation
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 278
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780144001071/0144001071

Description

Penguin's annual offering, First Proof showcases new writing and new writers, the purpose being to highlight emerging talent as well as writers who have enjoyed acclaim but not as wide a readership as they clearly deserve. The few established authors you might find here are writing in a genre completely new to them. A selection of luminous prose and sparkling poetry, First Proof 2 covers diverse styles and genres. From reflections and memories to portraits and biographies; from society and media trends to travel and history, this second volume includes works in progress, essays, short stories and, for the first time, poetry.

PRAISE FOR FIRST PROOF 1

This anthology is a godsend.
-The Tribune

The good thing about this collection is the variety.
-Businessworld

Perfect blend of fact, fiction…undoubtedly a collector's item.
-Deccan Herald

The first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for upcoming writers.
-Sujata Sen, Director, British Council (East India)

Good, fresh.
-The Telegraph

What First Proof says is, buy the ticket, take your chances, come on board-the view's pretty good from where we sit.
-Time Out Mumbai

Contents

BOOK I

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Odd Sobriety
JEET THAYIL

A Riceball for Grandmother
SHEELA REDDY

Roy’s Quest
SAMRAT CHOUDHURY

Andaman
MANJU KAK

Lucky Ducky
SANJAY SURI

Apna Desh, apna Blog
ARUNAVA SINHA

The dipping business
PEPITA SETH

Family
SALMAN HAIDAR

Delhi’s Last Conquerors
RANJANA SENGUPTA

Night in the City
DILIP D’SOUZA

Urban Dreams
SMRITI NEVATIA

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

BOOK II

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

FICTION

Dnyaneshwar Kulkarni Changes His Name
CHANDRAHAS CHOUDHURY

Karim
ANUSHKA RAVISHANKAR

An Indian Porn Director’s Speech to His Hesitant Leading Lady
ALTAF TYREWALA

How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
K SRILATA

Luck
DHRUBA HAZARIKA

Stupid
SONIA FALEIRO

Roderick Banda and the President’s Tears
VIVEK NARAYANAN

Pronunciation
RAHUL KARMAKAR

A Matter of Faith
C SRIRAM

Confessions of a Misogynist
SOUMITRO DAS

Mrs Anand
MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR

The Loss of Muzaffar
KANISHK THAROOR

POETRY

Ocean
1848
The Mourners
SATYAJIT SARNA

Blank Page
Yakshi
Graffiti
E V RAMAKRISHNAN

Roses
The Ballad of St Valentine
Celebration/Happy Birthday-3
ANNIE ZAIDI

Strategies of Silence
Falkland
Bombay Nocturne
August in Edinburgh
SAMPURNA CHATTARJI

Notes on Contributors

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