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  1. Remarkable collection of some of the magical stories of Nirmal Verma- an unusual and unimitable voice in Hindi literature. Short stories with existential undertones hovering around the topics of alienation from familiar territory - peope, culture, country and asking the big questions of life The book seems very European in theme and approach, which is only obvious as Verma spend a decade living in Europe, and yet caters to the modern middle class aptly. No doubt translation can never do justice [...]

  2. A remarkable introduction about the postcolonial fix Indian translators are in by Prasenjit Gupta sets the tone for a brilliant writer, unfortunately little known outside India.

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