The Essence of Camphor

The Essence of Camphor

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Author: Naiyer Masud
Publisher: Katha
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 257
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185586829


The first ever selection in English translation of Masud's work, is evidence that his stories are not only unlike anything in contemporary Urdu fiction, but in Indian literature on the whole.

From the magic realm of a glass wharf to the shades and sorrows of a community of wastelanders, from the visceral immediacy of filial bonds to the ineffable intricacy of memories that haunt, Naiyer Masud's fictional world is a moving experience that involves all our senses. Intensely passionate, each narrative evokes the old-world charms of Lucknow.

CONTENTS: The Essence of Camphor / Interregnum / Obscure Domains of Fear and Desire / Sheesha Ghat / Bai's Mourners / Sultan Muzaffar's Chronicler of Events / Lamentation / The Woman in Black / Nosh Daru / The Myna from Peacock Garden.