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The Temple Bells

The Temple Bells

Nergis Dalal
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For as long as the villagers could remember, the temple had been there, guarding the little village at the foot of its hill. Legend had it that the temple’s three little bells, which produced the sweetest sound, had special magical powers, powers that had saved the village more than a few times from various mishaps.

But Dilip Singh did not believe in legends. He believed in making things happen for himself, even if it meant stealing the jewels adorning the goddess of the temple to help him get started. Could a temple that had protected the village until now, protect itself?

An intriguing story about the power of collective faith and how it manifests itself in the real world, ‘The Temple Bells’ is another fantastic short story by the queen of the form, Nergis Dalal.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jan/2018

Length : 15 Pages

The Temple Bells

Nergis Dalal
Overview

For as long as the villagers could remember, the temple had been there, guarding the little village at the foot of its hill. Legend had it that the temple’s three little bells, which produced the sweetest sound, had special magical powers, powers that had saved the village more than a few times from various mishaps.

But Dilip Singh did not believe in legends. He believed in making things happen for himself, even if it meant stealing the jewels adorning the goddess of the temple to help him get started. Could a temple that had protected the village until now, protect itself?

An intriguing story about the power of collective faith and how it manifests itself in the real world, ‘The Temple Bells’ is another fantastic short story by the queen of the form, Nergis Dalal.

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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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