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The Temple of Shiva

The Temple of Shiva

(Penguin Petit)

Nergis Dalal
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While the village of Tongi had neither been corrupted nor invigorated by industrial change, they knew they were living in a dacoit country. They had learned to live under the shadow of danger, diligently working at their fields without looking over their shoulder too much.

Things, however, slowly begin to change when a young man—a soldier—returns to the village after years. He has opinions and ideas that threaten to change the ways of the villagers and their ‘peace’. The only problem is, if the young soldier succeeds, the dacoits can do whatever they want in Tongi.

The Temple of Shiva is almost like a fairy tale, telling a story that is slightly ethereal but still believable. Combined with Nergis Dalal’s impeccable writing, this is short fiction at its best.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Feb/2018

Length : 15 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Temple of Shiva

(Penguin Petit)

Nergis Dalal

While the village of Tongi had neither been corrupted nor invigorated by industrial change, they knew they were living in a dacoit country. They had learned to live under the shadow of danger, diligently working at their fields without looking over their shoulder too much.

Things, however, slowly begin to change when a young man—a soldier—returns to the village after years. He has opinions and ideas that threaten to change the ways of the villagers and their ‘peace’. The only problem is, if the young soldier succeeds, the dacoits can do whatever they want in Tongi.

The Temple of Shiva is almost like a fairy tale, telling a story that is slightly ethereal but still believable. Combined with Nergis Dalal’s impeccable writing, this is short fiction at its best.

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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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