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The Seller of Mantras

The Seller of Mantras

(Penguin Petit)

Nergis Dalal
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Here, on the banks of the river Ganga, it would be so easy to drown. Or at least that’s what the young man was thinking about since he was down to his last 5 rupees without the possiblity of a job or a way to pay his father back all the money he had borrowed so far.

Destiny has funny ways of working itself out and as if designed by fate, a strange encounter with a strange priest completely changes his life. The only question is, can he keep up?

Slightly tragic and amusing but very well written, The Seller of Mantras is one of Nergis Dalal’s most unique pieces of short fiction. Read on!

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Feb/2018

Length : 15 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Seller of Mantras

(Penguin Petit)

Nergis Dalal

Here, on the banks of the river Ganga, it would be so easy to drown. Or at least that’s what the young man was thinking about since he was down to his last 5 rupees without the possiblity of a job or a way to pay his father back all the money he had borrowed so far.

Destiny has funny ways of working itself out and as if designed by fate, a strange encounter with a strange priest completely changes his life. The only question is, can he keep up?

Slightly tragic and amusing but very well written, The Seller of Mantras is one of Nergis Dalal’s most unique pieces of short fiction. Read on!

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Nergis Dalal

Nergis Dalal has been writing for over fifty years. She is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, a book for children, a cookery book, a best-selling book on yoga and, under the pseudonym Aries, a collection of middles that appeared over three decades in the Times of India, the Statesman, the Hindustan Times and other national newspapers. Several of her short stories have been broadcast over the BBC and published in anthologies in India, UK and Australia. Nergis Dalal has three children and three grandchildren. She lives in Dehra Dun.

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