(New) [Ek Chithrha Sukh] AUTHOR Nirmal Verma

The Stray Bullet hEs fromer paternal ome at Allahabad *As She Masuerades As A Liberal Theatre *she masuerades as a liberal theatre in Delhi In this poignant work the incontrovertible reality of ordinary middle class life and its trappings are laid bare in the uintessential realist style of the Master story teller Nirmal Verma This is one of those classic Indian novels everyone should read For those of us who sadly lost touch with Hindi literature after school this is a very well done translation There is a tone of sadness and melancholia throughout which defines this book and makes the reader uestion their notions of appines at the end. Res with melancholic the characters Afloat In The Turbulent World in the turbulent world in the 1960's and '70s. Past This Novella makes you ponder about life s surreal trappings the subterfuge called HappinessThis book is a reflection of the society or the youth of Delhi in the 70 s and 80 s juxtaposed the charade of traditional middle class values and the reality of emerging liberal values seen through the lens of inherently class but largely disillusioned craven characters A case in point is Nitti Bhai the ambivalent architect lover torn between How to Fix a Broken Heart (TED Books) his family andis muse IraAnother case being that of the fiercely uneuivocal Bitty whose delusional independent lifestyle inges on remittanc. They try and bring into their lives the

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