|Publisher:||Penguin Books India|
About The Book
In 2011, the screenwriter, lyricist and journalist Neelesh Misra startedmentoring a handpicked group of writers called the Mandali. These weremen and women of all ages, backgrounds and dispositions. The Mandalisoon started writing radio stories in Hindi, for Misra's show Yaadon KaIdiotbox - short, pithy, bittersweet narratives that immediately struck achord with listeners across the country.
Translated for the first time in English, this collection represents theMandali at the height of its powers. These stories are blessed with a keensense of place, attuned to the rhythms of both small-town India andrapidly expanding mega-cities like Delhi or Mumbai. Homesick yuppiesreconnect with their hometowns, old lovers reconcile against all odds, andparents learn to get along with their grown-up children. A mother-in-lawuses questionable tactics to bond with her distant daughter-in-law, a warwidow learns to stand up to family, and a life-threatening mountain slopebrings two strangers together.
These are fresh, untamed voices aided and abetted by a master storyteller.
|Title:||Storywallah||Publisher:||Penguin Books India|