Author: Ananda Mukerji
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172237295
This is a gently humorous, elegantly understated novel about the pleasures and disappointments of an old-fashioned family with Old-world values.
Youngest-Uncle, octogenarian and master storyteller, is the cherished eldest member of his deceased brother's family, and lives with his nephews, their sons, wives and grandchildren, in an old colonial mansion in Allahabad. The colourful stories of his youth, which he recounts with great flourish and comic timing, are a huge hit with the children of the house.
But Swapan - his corporate son born from a late, second marriage and way of his father's somewhat dubious past - is home for the Durga Puja festivities and feels duty-bound to take his father away with him, far from the comfort of his extended family and the courtesies of a traditional Prabashi household, to the tightly nuclear confines of his own….