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The Art of Dying and Other Stories

 
Githa Hariharan (Author)
Synopsis

Twenty stories of contemporary Indian life that demonstrate the range of Hariharan's writing, executed with a precision of style and magical imagery. Sometimes comic (yet tinged with sadness) as in the much-anthologized 'The Remains of the Feast' where an old woman near the end of her life suddenly feels the urge to sample all the food she has been forbidden; sometimes with a twist as in 'Gajar Halwa' where Chellamma, a servant girl from a small-town family, finally understands what makes a big city work; sometimes moving as in 'The Reprieve', these stories never fail to surprise and delight.

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About the author

Githa Hariharan

Githa Hariharan's first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1993. Since then, she has published a collection of stories, The Art of Dying, and two novels, The Ghosts of Vasu Master and When Dreams Travel. She has also edited A Southern Harvest, a volume of stories translated from four south Indian languages, and co-edited a collection of secular stories for Indian children, Sorry, Best Friend! She lives in New Delhi, where she works as a freelance editor.

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Title The Art of Dying and Other Stories
Format Softcover
Date published: 22.04.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780143447931
length 176p.