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Love and longing in Bombay :; stories

Chandra, Vikram

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ISBN 10: 0140265724 / ISBN 13: 9780140265729
Published by Penguin Books, New Delhi, 1997
Condition: fine Soft cover
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Small black octavo ; 268 p ; 20 cm. Author signed title page // Bombay (India) -- Fiction -- Short Stories. Extremley faint shelf wear, else a fine clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 31158

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Title: Love and longing in Bombay :; stories

Publisher: Penguin Books, New Delhi

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition, sixth printing.

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A civil servant narrates six stories to the patrons of a Bombay bar, tales of ghosts and soldiers, love and hate between families, and corruption in present-day India. By the author of Red Earth and Pouring Rain. Tour.


Welcome to the Fisherman's Rest, a little bar off the Sasoon Dock in Bombay where Mr. Subramaniam spins his tales for a select audience. This is the setting for Vikram Chandra's collection of seven short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, and Subramaniam is Chandra's Scheherezade. In these stories, Chandra has covered the gamut of genres: there is a ghost story, a love story, a murder mystery, and a crime story, each tale joined to the others by the voice of the elusive narrator. In "Shakti," a discussion about real estate leads to the story of a soldier who must exorcise a ghostly child from his family home. In the final story, "Shanti," a young woman's despair about the state of the country becomes a springboard for a tale of love and hope.

Love and Longing in Bombay is a mesmerizing collection, filled with fully rounded characters and stories that resonate long after the book is back on the shelf. Chandra's prose is luminous, his tales satisfying. Scheherezade would be impressed.

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