Known Turf

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Tranquebar Press, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
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Annie Zaidi combines reportage with a personal narrative that goes into places we may know of but very rarely visit. However it is the stories of humble folk-tortured by hunger, discriminated against for reasons of caste, or gender-that linger.

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Review: Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales

User Review  - Akshra - Goodreads

I loved it. The suthor captures the essence of India beautifully. She took me on an emotiona ride. The book was a 'hit on the face'. Stark facts, funny episodes, this book has everything. Read full review

Review: Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales

User Review  - Goodreads

I loved it. The suthor captures the essence of India beautifully. She took me on an emotiona ride. The book was a 'hit on the face'. Stark facts, funny episodes, this book has everything. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Annie Zaidi writes poetry, essays, fiction of varying lengths, and scripts for the stage and the screen. She is the author of Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, a collection of essays shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award (non-fiction, 2011), and the co-author of The Bad Boy's Guide to the Good Indian Girl. A series of illustrated poems, Crush, was made in collaboration with artist Gynelle Alves. A collection of short stories Love Stories # 1 to 14 was published in 2012; and an e-single Sleep Tight in 2013. Her work has appeared in various anthologies, including Mumbai Noir; Women Changing India; India Shining, India Changing, and literary journals like Pratilipi, The Little Magazine, The Missing Slate and Out of Print. She currently lives in Mumbai.

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