Kith and Kin (Chronicles of A Nair Clan)

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Item Code: NAD946
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Author: Sheila Kumar
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788129119889
Pages: 247
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 190 gm
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Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
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More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description
About The Book

Wimpy men whimsical women, people trapped in their own time zones, cuckolding wives... Meet the Melekats. They are an inimitable lot!

These are slice-of-life stories about an old Nair family from south Malabar in Kerala. The Melekat mosaic includes Ammini Amma, the matriarch of the family, and her large brood of offspring and descen4ants. A wannabe journalist in search of the perfect story, a girl in search of a husband, a woman in search of a reason—any reason to leave her husband...each character arouses curiosity.

There is love, laughter, betrayal, hurt, anger, meetings, partings, and even a chatty ghost, in this fluid and engaging narrative.


About The Author

Sheila Kumar, ex-adwoman, journalist, travel writer, book editor, lives in Bangalore and writes about anything and everything that interests her. She has her short stories published in three anthologies.




Setting and Characters IX
The Romantics 1
Gold Dust Women 15
Cast in Morning 25
Colours 36
On the Bench 49
Taming the Bench 62
Odds and Ends 75
Ants 90
Guru Cool 102
Locked in Step 111
The Lightness of Being 125
Conversation 137
Reunion 149
Kingfisher Morning 160
All Those Doors 172
Passing Through 185
Must Everything Go? 200
By the Pool 213
Closure 226
Acknowledgements 238
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