Allahabad Aria (Stories About Allahabad)
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Allahabad Aria (Stories About Allahabad)

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Item Code: NAK879
Author: Neelum Saran Gour
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788129136596
Pages: 180
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 150 gm
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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.

 

About the Author

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 .

Contents

 

1 Southern Cross 1
2 The Day I Met My Ideal Reader 18
3 Under The Bodhi Tree 27
4 Family Album 40
5 The Paan-Woman of Khusrau Bagh 75
6 The Drawbridge 112
7 The Last Telegram of Allahabad 128
8 The Diary of Gyan Prakash 154


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