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Mayadevi'S London Yatra New And Selected Stories

Release date: 5 February 2024
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When Mayadevi, aged 70, 75 or 80, depending on her mood, decides to go to London, she knows it wi... Read More

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When Mayadevi, aged 70, 75 or 80, depending on her mood, decides to go to London, she knows it will mean a year of penance to wash away the sins of crossing the ocean. But if her son will not come to her, Mayadevi must go to her son.

In ‘Fish Curry Memories’, Leela spends her nights cooking curries on order, so that she can buy a ticket back from London to Delhi, and escape the life of unpaid maidservant to her nephew and his wife.

In between these two stories, are other journeys, ghosts, and a murder or two. Anadi crosses the river from Bishtupur to cities far away, only to find that it takes a chance meeting with a bedraggled stranger to transport him back home. Roopbala makes a pilgrimage to Badrinath to atone for a crime she had committed years ago—or had she? Soni in ‘A Murder in the Wedding Season’ is faced with a dilemma—is Banno Bua victim or criminal? Just as the reader must ponder whether it is Pinky and her brother in ‘Childthief’ who should be punished, or the people from whom they steal.

Spanning a period of 30 years, from ‘Rites of Passage’, written in 1992, to new stories published here for the first time, this collection showcases the finest stories by a writer famed and loved for her gentle humour, lightness of touch and compassionate understanding of the human heart.

 

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Title: Mayadevi'S London Yatra New And Selected Stories
Author: Bulbul Sharma
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
SKU: BK0486665
EAN: 9789354478826
Number Of Pages: 232
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Bulbul Sharma is a painter and writer based in New Delhi. Her works are in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and Chandigarh Museum as well as in private collections in India, UK, USA, Japan, Canada and France. She has published several books which include the bestselling Travels with My Aunts and The Anger of Aubergines. Her books have been translated into Italian, French, German, Chinese, Spanish and Finnish. Bulbul’s books for children include The Fabled Book of Gods and Demons and The Ramayana.

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