❰Read❯ ➫ Half a Rupee Stories Author गुलज़ार [Gulzar] – Agedanna.info

Half a Rupee Stories Twenty Five Fascinating Stories From The Inimitable GulzarA Suicide Bomber In A Small Town Plans Out Her Last Day, Getting Herself Photographed Before She Goes And Blows Up The Prime Minister A Drunkard In A Mumbai Slum Tries To Compete With The Torrential Rain, Even As It Washes His Dwelling Away An Army Man At The Border Has Become So Accustomed To Speaking Over The Wireless That He Ends Every Sentence With Over And In The Title Story, A Cop Drags A Dead Cow From Vinayak Rao Patwardhan Road To The Adjoining Bapu Road, Since The Latter Is So Much Easier To SpellFrom Real Life Stories About Javed Akhtar, Sahir Ludhianvi And Kuldip Nayyar To Tales Set In Kashmir, In The Hinterland, In The Modern Megapolis And On The LoC, From Anecdotes Of Love And Betrayal To Fables Of Courage And Conviction, This Is An Enthralling Collection Available In English For The Very First Time


10 thoughts on “Half a Rupee Stories

  1. says:

    That Gulzar is a magician with words is a given Notwithstanding his contribution to Bollywood, Gulzar has written soul stirring poetry in Hindi and Urdu that can give you goosebumps I came across this book while I was reading one of his fabulous poems online Without giving it a second thought, I ordered for the


  2. says:

    My rating is not for the book as such It is for two heartwarming stories Ghugu and Jamuni Oh What a lovely lovely tale A bird in love with a kite A story that will be in my heart forever.Even if you skip the whole book it is ok, but don t miss this love storyThe Charioteer At first you might feel sorry for Maruti who wor


  3. says:

    The translation killed the stories for me


  4. says:

    Not exactly a masterpiece I hoped for 2 5 Half a Rupee Stories is little book of short stories consisting of 25 stories divided into 8 parts, each having a motif of it s own I have been eagerly waiting to read it, reason being the amazing title and a wizard of words Gulzar allied to it but the moment I started I realized not every glitter i


  5. says:

    Half a Rupee Stories is a brilliant translation of Gulzar Saab s works by Sunjoy Shekhar In this choicest collection of short stories Gulzar Saab , like always, weaves his magic of raconteuring Encompassing stories from the length and breadth of his homeland i.e from the panic stricken valleys of Kashmir, the skirmishes along the barbed borders of In


  6. says:

    Gulzar A good storyteller is the conscious keeper of a nationWalk through the pages of a book and you ll find charactersLike old friends In the corridors of timeA large part of me still lives on that side of the borderMy roots still remain on the other side Javed Akhter Poetry flows in his veins J Krishnamurti. History would be read an


  7. says:

    Touching stories, some, but I didn t like all of them I believe they might have read better in Hindi.


  8. says:

    I wish I had read it in Hindi There is a lyricism to his prose which is lost in translation Each story shocks or tickles or reminds and awakes a dormant part of what it is to be an Indian.


  9. says:

    Half a rupee stories by Gulzar is a compendium of twenty five stories touching various chords of the human sentiments, woven around those daily emotions of one s life that there is some inherent oneness that the reader feel once he reads the stories There are no major plots in the stories to glue the readers there are no exemplary twists and turns to arouse one s interest there are no larg


  10. says:

    Atthani would be too much to pay for this sentimental drivel When he isn t namedropping, Gulzar presents us with excruciatingly crude caricatures of the picturesque poor He s trying so hard to be like Manto, esp the story Hilsa where a murdered gangrape victim s eyes are compared to that of a fish on the chopping board of a coy Bengali housewife Manto had compared the necrophiliac energies of Partit


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