In Custody NR

In Custody

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In this sensitive portrayal of human nature, Anita Desai, one of India’s foremost writers, paints an intimate portrait of lives impacted by the quest for identity and purpose.
Deven, a Hindi lecturer in small-town Mirpore, lives a humdrum existence. A chance to interview Nur—India’s greatest living Urdu poet—offers him an escape from his dreary life. But the Nur he meets is an enfeebled man, surrounded by clashing wives and preying sycophants. Deven’s decision
to be the custodian of Nur’s verse gives birth to an unusual alliance between the two.
Stimulating and thought provoking, In Custody is a brilliant parable lamenting the gradual corrosion
of culture and tradition in the face of modernity, and a dazzling study of the complexity of human relationships.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9788184000139
Publisher: Vintage
Publisher Imprint: Vintage Books
Language: ENGLISH
ISBN-10: 8184000138
Publisher Date: 09/2012
No of Pages: 248
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