Punch Tan Tra - Parables for the 21st Century

Punch Tan Tra - Parables for the 21st Century

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Author: Gautam Bhatia
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 216
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140271163


Inspired by James Finn Garner's politically Correct Bedtime Stories, best-selling author Gautam Bhatia takes the men, women and animals of the Panchatantra and relocates them in contemporary India with its newly acquired notions of political correctness.

Yajnadatta, who leaves her husband for a woman; the expatriate dog Chitranga who flees racial persecution in the West; and a mongoose with an Oedipus complex, armed with a .45 Colt. As these characters engage with the burning issues of the day - unemployment, oppression, environmental pollution, sexual incompatibility - they lay bare the hilarious absurdities of our muddled world.

The book carries illustrations by Aditi Raychaudhury and Morals are contributed by Mohit Satyanand.