T'ta Professor

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Penguin Books India, 2008 - Fiction - 139 pages
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Hilarious And Disturbing & I Have Never Read Anything Like It & Joshi Is A Genius Khushwant Singh
A Thin, Short Man With Illusions Of Grandeur, Khashtivallabh Pant, Dubbul Ma, Is A School Teacher In A Remote Kumaoni Village, Where He Is Mockingly Referred To As T Ta Professor. A Great Admirer Of The Englishman S Attire, T Ta Is Also Deeply In Awe Of The White Man S Language. He Always Carries A Notebook To Jot Down English Words That He Hears For The First Time, Acknowledging A Word As Acceptable Only After He Has Consulted His Oxford Dictionary. His Vanity Makes Him A Terrific Target For Lampooning And The Narrator In This Novel, A Writer Who Never Manages To Finish The Stories He Sets Out To Write, Is Determined To Produce A Biting Satire , And Wastes No Time Finding Out More About T Ta S Life.

When T Ta Starts To Tell His Tale, What Begins As An Innocent Idyll Turns Quickly Into An Erotic And Scatological Romp, And T Ta Turns From A Ridiculous Comic Character Into A Pathetic Pervert. As The Story Unravels, The Multiple Narratives Reveal A Complex Figure, Comic And Tragic By Turns, And The Novel Changes Gear And Darkens Into A Gothic Bleakness Of Unimaginable Dimensions.
 

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
18
Section 3
25
Section 4
48
Section 5
55
Section 6
60
Section 7
66
Section 8
69
Section 9
83
Section 10
99
Section 11
108
Section 12
115
Section 13
122
Section 14
132

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