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Winter Companions and Other Stories

Winter Companions and Other Stories

Gaur Neelum Saran
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How do villagers respond to pornography?
Not very differently from their big-city cousins, we discover in the wonderfully comic ‘Chandu and the Bissyaar’, one of eighteen evocative stories in Neelum Saran Gour’s third book of fiction. The making and unmaking of a poet is described in ‘A Lane in Lucknow’; two old men find solace in ‘Winter Companions’; and a nurse examines the quality of her faith in ‘The Knitting Needle’.
In a vivid kaleidoscope of provincial bazaars, claustrophobic bedrooms, cemeteries, courtyards, hospital corridors, park benches and railway compartments, we are introduced to varied and colourful characters forging unexpected emotional bonds with friends, lovers, strangers and kin, tangled in the skeins of dreams, deceptions, anxieties, lusts and joys.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2018

ISBN: 9780143449041

Length : 352 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Winter Companions and Other Stories

Gaur Neelum Saran

How do villagers respond to pornography?
Not very differently from their big-city cousins, we discover in the wonderfully comic ‘Chandu and the Bissyaar’, one of eighteen evocative stories in Neelum Saran Gour’s third book of fiction. The making and unmaking of a poet is described in ‘A Lane in Lucknow’; two old men find solace in ‘Winter Companions’; and a nurse examines the quality of her faith in ‘The Knitting Needle’.
In a vivid kaleidoscope of provincial bazaars, claustrophobic bedrooms, cemeteries, courtyards, hospital corridors, park benches and railway compartments, we are introduced to varied and colourful characters forging unexpected emotional bonds with friends, lovers, strangers and kin, tangled in the skeins of dreams, deceptions, anxieties, lusts and joys.

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Gaur Neelum Saran

Neelum Saran Gour is the author of Grey Pigeon and Other Stories, Speaking of '62, Winter Companions and Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song without End and Other Stories. She works as professor of English at the University of Allahabad. Further details about her can be accessed from her website: www.neelumsarangour.com.

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