Author: Moosa RazaPublisher: RupaYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 191ISBN/UPC (if available): 817167299X
The fifteen episodes in this collection depict an era of a civilian's life in India that has passed. These engagingly written episodes depict a range of characters from nawabs who arrange nightingale fights, Gandhian governors who baulk at open air privies, and ghosts who haunt temple towns. There are many bizarre anecdotes written with a subdued sense of humor evoking a unique blend of fact and fiction.
The BreakGeorge RoseThe Chanakya of DangsOf Privies and PrivaciesThe Floods of SuratOf Harmony and DiscordOf Pests and PredatorsOf Nawabs and NightingalesThe Temple and DiyodharThe Dak Bungalow of SihoriThe Cripple of BanaskanthaCourtesans of GuddanporeShyamal of PadharsThe Talking Head of TarnetarJumma Khan