A Mischievous diarist records the crazy escapades of bureaucrats , diplomats, jurists and captains of industry during their student days in Allahabad, A mughal princess and a betel-seller collaborate to protect Jehangir’s eldest son, Prince Khusrau. A modest jeweller experiences the warmth of family bonding through a serendipitous meeting of allies at the Kumbha mela. The last telegram of Allahabad becomes the last testament of love from a man who has lost his speech. And a young man relives the tortured love that he shared with his long-dead alcoholic father.
Acclaimed author Neelum Saran Gour spins eight irresistible stories that celebrate her city, Allahabad, its nostaligic memorabilia and its lively idiosyncrasies.
Neelum Saran Gour is a professor of English literature at Allahabad University and a well-known writer.
She has authored eight works of fiction and edited a pictorial volume on history and culture of the city of Allahabad. She is also the author of the non-fiction work. Three Rivers and a Tree: The story of Allahabad University Her critical writings and short fiction has been included in various anthologies. She has been a humour columnist for the Allahabad page of the Hindustan .
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