No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories

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Author: Kaikini Jayant

9789353027001 | PB | pp. 240 | 2017 | HarperCollins

No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories is not about what Mumbai is, but what it enables. Discover the possibilities that this city has to offer through the short stories in this book.

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No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories is not about what Mumbai is, but what it enables. Here is a city where two young people decide to elope and then start nursing dreams of different futures, where film posters start talking to each other, where epiphanies are found in keychains and thermos-flasks. From Irani cafes to chawls, old cinema houses to reform homes, Jayant Kaikini seeks out and illuminates moments of existential anxiety and of tenderness. In these sixteen stories, cracks in the curtains of the ordinary open up to possibilities that might not have existed, but for this city where the surreal meets the everyday.

Author:

Kaikini Jayant

ISBN:

9789353027001

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

240

Year of Publication:

2017

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a Kannada poet, short-story writer, columnist and playwright, as well as an award-winning lyricist, script and dialogue writer for Kannada films. He won his first Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award at the age of nineteen in 1974, and has since won the award three times, in addition to winning various other awards in India, including the first Kusumagraj Rashtriya Bhasha Sahitya Puraskar. No Presents Please, his volume of selected stories, is the first book in translation to have won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

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