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Allahabad: Where the Rivers Meet

 
Neelum Saran Gour (Author)
Synopsis The diverse cultural faces of the city are presented in the words of writers who know Allahabad intimately. A city with a Buddhist past, a Hindu identity, an Islamic heritage, and a Christian presence, Allahabad was a highly, active power centre during the freedom struggle and produced political leaders, lawyers, civil servants, and intellectuals in its heyday. Contemporary Allahabad, retains the best of the old and is selectively absorbing the new. Contents : Avatars and Antecedents; Where Nectar Spilt; Akbar's Ilahabas; Salim's Taswirkhana; For Company and Queen; Vande Bharatam; In Eastmancolor; The Rule of Law; Banyan Tree; Prayagvad in Hindi Writing; Urdu and Persian Literature; Nehru and Later; A New Triveni
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About the author

Neelum Saran Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is the author of two collections of short stories, Grey Pigeon and Other Stories (1993) and Winter Companions and Other Stories (1997), and three novels, Speaking of ’62 (1995), Virtual Realities (2002), and Messres Dickens, Doyle and Wodehouse Private Limited (2005). She has been a humour columnist for the Hindustan Times. Her short stories have been published in a number of Indian and international journals. She has been the Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Kent, UK, and is currently professor of English at Allahabad University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Allahabad: Where the Rivers Meet
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.11.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Marg Publications
Language: English
isbn 8185026947, 9788185026947
length 180p., Map; Figures; 32cm.