July 29, 2021

KITAAB

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Wrapped in metaphor

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GulzarRadhika Oberoi reviews Gulzar’s Half a Rupee Stories, translated by Sunjoy Shekhar in The Hindu

A pregnant Hilsa is positioned between the toes of a freshly-bathed Bengali housewife, and deftly sliced for lunch. Its massacre reddens the water of the pan it lies in. Elsewhere in the city, a pregnant woman is gang-raped and bleeds to death.

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