by Neelum Saran Gour

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3659-6
  2. Pages: 188 pages
  3. Date: September 2015


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 selling woman collaborate to protect Jehangir’s eldest son, Prince Khusrau. A modest jeweller experiences the warmth of family bonding in a serendipitous group 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 nostalgic memorabilia and its lively idiosyncracies.


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 the 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 have been included in various anthologies. She has been a humour columnist for the Allahabad page of the Hindustan Times and a book reviewer for The Indian Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement, UK. To know more about her, visit www.neelumsarangour.com

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