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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin
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Moving from the elegant drawing rooms of Lahore to the mud villages of rural Multan, a powerful collection of short stories about feudal Pakistan.

An impoverished young woman becomes a wealthy relative’s mistress; an electrician on the make confronts his desperate assailant to protect his most prized possession; a farm manager rises far in the world-but his family discovers after his death the transience of power; a maid, who advances herself through sexual favours, unexpectedly falls in love. In these linked stories about the family and household staff of the ageing KK Harouni, we meet masters and servants, landlords and supplicants, politicians and electricians, village women, and Karachi housewives.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: Jan/2009

ISBN: 9788184001075

Length : 248 Pages

MRP : ₹395.00

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin

Moving from the elegant drawing rooms of Lahore to the mud villages of rural Multan, a powerful collection of short stories about feudal Pakistan.

An impoverished young woman becomes a wealthy relative’s mistress; an electrician on the make confronts his desperate assailant to protect his most prized possession; a farm manager rises far in the world-but his family discovers after his death the transience of power; a maid, who advances herself through sexual favours, unexpectedly falls in love. In these linked stories about the family and household staff of the ageing KK Harouni, we meet masters and servants, landlords and supplicants, politicians and electricians, village women, and Karachi housewives.

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Daniyal Mueenuddin

Daniyal Mueenuddin graduated from Dartmouth College and Yale Law School. After winning a Fulbright
scholarship to study in Norway, he practised law in New York before returning to Khanpur, Pakistan, to
manage the family farm. He divides his time between Cairo and Pakistan.