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Half a Rupee - Stories
Half a Rupee - Stories

Half a Rupee - Stories

by Gulzar

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Product ID:33284

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin Books

ISBN

9780143068792 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 217

Binding

Paperback

Gulzar

Author: Gulzar
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Sunjoy Shekhar
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 217
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143068792

Description

A suicide bomber in a small town plans out her last day, getting herself photographed before she goes and blows up the prime minister. A drunkard in a Mumbai slum tries to compete with the torrential rain, even as it washes his dwelling away. An army man at the border has become so accustomed to speaking over the wireless that he now ends every sentence with ‘Over!’ And in the title story, a cop drags a dead cow from Vinayak Rao Patwardhan Road to the adjoining Bapu Road, since the latter is so much easier to spell.

From real-life stories about Javed Akhtar, Sahir Ludhianvi and Kuldip Nayyar to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, this is an enthralling collection available in English for the very first time.

About The Translator:

Sunjoy Shekhar was born in Sahibganj, a small, sleepy town in Jharkhand on the banks of the river Ganga. He started work as an editor with a Delhi-based publishing house before moving on to writing dramas for television. He has more than 10,000 hours of story-writing credits across a host of television channels in India and Indonesia. He has also translated Gulzar’s 100 Lyrics.

Contents

Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Part I:
Kuldip Nayyar and Pir Sahib
Sahir and Jaadu
Bhushan Banmali

Part II:
The Stench
The Rain
The Charioteer
From the Footpath

Part III:
LoC
Over
The Rams

Part IV:
Hilsa
The Stone Age
The Search

Part V:
Farewell
Swayamvar
Half a Rupee

Part VI:
Gagi and Superman
Ghugu and Jamuni
The Orange

Part VII:
Under the Earth
Shortcut
Pickpocket

Part VIII:
Dusk
Dadaji
The Adjustment

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