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Fida-e-Lucknow: Tales of the City and Its People

By: Parveen Talha

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

Seller ID: 106545

ISBN: 9789381523704

Condition: New


This collection is steeped in the flavours and textures of life in Lucknow. Woven through these stories is the history of its Ganga-Jamuni culture and the changes which came over the city and its people in the post-Independence period.The true hero in these stories is the Lucknow-wala whose affection and loyalty are not restricted to relationships between equals, and religion never comes in the way. Fida-é-Lucknow is also the story of Lucknow’s women. Be it Qudsia Begum, Zulekha, Amina or Ghengaran—all of them are liberated in the truest sense of the word.A beautiful blend of history, rel... View more info

A Word Thrice Uttered: Stories on Lifes Realities

By: Parveen Talha

Price: $6.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116776

ISBN: 9789385285875

Condition: New


A Word Thrice Uttered: Stories on Life's Realities is a collection of short stories portraying the diverse realities of life through the protagonists - children, women, men, animals, even supernaturals. While Ratan's story is one of irreparable damage to a child's psyche, through callous handling, spilling onto his adult life, Ram Khilawan's is a contrast where familial love inspires a child to put aside his trauma and attain the impossible despite poverty. Who would believe that, even in independent India, children are bought and sold, to slog as cheap labour, in a city like Allahabad, which ... View more info