First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 1

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Penguin Books India, 2005 - Fiction - 420 pages
The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 2005 An anthology of new writing and new writers, and established writers writing in a new genre-First Proof showcases original and brilliant non-fiction and fiction.

The collection includes works in progress, essays, short stories, and a graphic short. Among the nonfiction in this volume is an account of a childhood in boarding school, a portrait of Naipaul on his first visit to India in the 60s, reportage on Sri Lanka, the RSS, a don in Bihar, an essay on the Bollywood vamp, and glimpses of Kashmir. Fiction includes themes of incest, suicide, love, lust, familial bonds, human relationships, loneliness, dysfunctional people, and a graphic vignette with London as a backdrop.
 

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Contents

The Saheb of Siwan
16
Kyrgyz Odyssey
27
The Woman Who Could Not Care
41
The Alchemy of Not Having
62
The Last Ingabanga
77
Goosestepping into the Sunrise
90
Cuba Diving
100
The Tiger in His Cage
113
The Colonial Bibi
129
How Americas War on Terror Ran Out of Steam
142
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