Sampurna chattarji dirty love

She smelt rancid after the rains.

Sampurna chattarji dirty love

Sampurna Chattarji

July 06, I have never lived there nor stayed there long enough. Yet there is a certain grip this city that defies adjectives has on me. They are the voyeurs, lovers, observers of their own strangeness, travellers, vagabonds, the imaginative and the imagined.

At first, I thought there was a logical movement to the way the stories progressed through the pages.

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The kind of logic that prevails in onion peels; you remove one after the other till you reach the core. So, in the first few stories, we read about what dots the surfaces of Mumbai. Slowly, we are drawn into the inner, dark, creeks of the mind-streets of the characters in the later stories. The core of the onion, in this collection, could begin from anywhere, from any story.

The shuttle that lulls its passengers to sleep and dreams through its swerves forms the landscape. Inside the shuttle, you were lulled and soothed by the movement, soundless and surging, through curtains of water, powerful and intact.

He dreamt he was on a water lily, a white lily, floating upstream. The very real emotions of the mother and the way they are portrayed break maternal stereotypes.

Relationships or the lack of it, money and the absence of it, professions and the absurd necessity of it, food and the longing for it — all this and more help readers recognise themselves, their friends and neighbours in these characters. Occasionally, they exhibit a good-humored imagination that delights and reassures us.

However, it is only a fleeting glimpse before they return to their dark universe of strange smells and struggles.

Sampurna chattarji dirty love

Just the way love should be.From Sampurna Chattarji’s Dirty Love (Penguin Books, March ), reprinted with permission of the author.

She smelt rancid after the rains. No, she smelt. From Sampurna Chattarji’s Dirty Love (Penguin Books, March ), reprinted with permission of the author. She smelt rancid after the rains.

The stories in Dirty Love are set in the restless swirl of a Bombay where dream-shuttles speed through the rain and men fall prey to dirty love. Reeking of sewers, fish markets, slaughtered meat, and peopled with loners, misfits and drifters, these tales prise open the surface of everyday existence.

Her collection of short stories about Bombay/Mumbai, Dirty Love, was published by Penguin in Sampurna is the editor of Sweeping the Front Yard (SPARROW, ), an anthology of women’s writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu.

Sampurna's newest book Dirty Love is out from Penguin About which Mustansir Dalvi writes in TimeOut Mumbai: 'Sampurna Chattarji inhales her city in like a deep toke off an unfiltered Charminar.

Her exhalations, equally unfiltered, are the short stories in her new collection Dirty Love. While other authors, from Salman Rushdie to Jeet Thayil, may. Sampurna's newest book Dirty Love is out from Penguin About which Mustansir Dalvi writes in TimeOut Mumbai: 'Sampurna Chattarji inhales her city in like a deep toke off an unfiltered Charminar.

Her exhalations, equally unfiltered, are the short stories in her new collection Dirty Love. While other authors, from Salman Rushdie to Jeet Thayil, may. Dirty Love [Sampurna Chattarji] on urbanagricultureinitiative.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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