Amit Chaudhuri’s stories range from a divorcée about to enter into an arranged marriage to a teenaged poet who develops a relationship with a lonely widower, from a singing teacher struggling to make a living out of the boredom of his students to a gauche teenager desperate to hurdle past his adolescence. Ripe with subtlety, elegance and deep feeling, this is vintage Chaudhuri.
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REAL TIME: Stories and a ReminiscenceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A stylish if rather slight miscellany of 15 stories and a verse memoir, by the accomplished Indian author (A New World, 2000; Freedom Song, 1999).The stories are set mostly in Calcutta or Bombay and ... Read full review
Real time: stories and a reminiscenceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The clash of cultures and lifestyles in modern India is palpable in this first book of stories by Calcutta novelist Chaudhuri (Freedom Song: Three Novels). In "The Man from Khurda District," Bishu, a ... Read full review