A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life


Quixotic retirees in Coorg and young newly-marrieds trying to eat meat; teenage boys travelling to Benares in the 19th century and a retiree with an anger-management problem in the face of an India whose right wing is rising. Fourteen well-crafted stories give us a sense of the daily Indian life of a wide cast of characters. Hasan's characters are, as always, living in their own heads a lot of the time, often whimsical and vulnerable outliers. Where is their place in the new order, where have they come from and where are they going?

Quietly devastating, subtly subversive, and wonderfully wry, Hasan is a home-grown talent whose stories are increasingly the good address for authentic Indian fiction.


248 Pages | ISBN13 9780143447207
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Anjum Hasan
Anjum Hasan
Anjum  Hasan
Anjum Hasan
Anjum Hasan is the author of three novels-The Cosmopolitans, Lunatic in my Head (shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award) and Neti Neti (shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award)-as well as a book of short stories, Difficult Pleasures, and a book of poems. She lives in Bangalore.
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