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Upamanyu Chatterjee
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Innocent and unremarkable, but for his near crippling obsessions with sex and running, Bhola goes through life falling for all the wrong people. At School, he lusts indiscriminately after his teachers, both male and female, and is equally attracted to eunuchs. While in college, he has vaguely demeaning affairs with his landlady, and a vegetable vendor-cum-nurse and her husband. Later, he marries (a woman with a voice like liquid gold), fathers a daughter and suspects he is close to balance and beauty. Then his past catches up with him.
Upamanyu Chatterjee’s genius for black humour and the absurd has never been more compelling than in this unforgettable portrait of a lost life.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Nov/2007

ISBN: 9780143104056

Length : 428 Pages

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Upamanyu Chatterjee
Overview

Innocent and unremarkable, but for his near crippling obsessions with sex and running, Bhola goes through life falling for all the wrong people. At School, he lusts indiscriminately after his teachers, both male and female, and is equally attracted to eunuchs. While in college, he has vaguely demeaning affairs with his landlady, and a vegetable vendor-cum-nurse and her husband. Later, he marries (a woman with a voice like liquid gold), fathers a daughter and suspects he is close to balance and beauty. Then his past catches up with him.
Upamanyu Chatterjee’s genius for black humour and the absurd has never been more compelling than in this unforgettable portrait of a lost life.

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Upamanyu Chatterjee

Upamanyu Chatterjee was born in 1959 and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1983. His published works include a few short stories and three novels - English August: An Indian Story (1988), The Last Burden ( 1993) and The Mammaries of the Welfare State (2000), which won the Sahitya Akademi Award for writing in English. Upamanyu Chatterjee is married and has two daughters.

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