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A City Happens in Love (Ishq Mein Shahar Hona)


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AuthorRavish Kumar (Translated by Akhil Katyal)
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2018
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
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Sparkling stories of love, longing and heartbreak in the city by Ravish Kumar, journalist, TV anchor and bestselling author of The Free Voice

A boy from Bihar living in Lajpat Nagar likes a momo-seller from the Northeast; she likes him too, but when he gifts her a token from his village, his dreams come crashing down. Samar travels with his beloved in a DTC bus in Delhi, the only space in the city where they can meet, but he’s afraid to call out her name for fear it will be recognized. A couple shelters from rain underneath a flyover, hoping for a moment of seclusion, but staring eyes pour water on their dreams. And a girl lets herself into her lover’s rented room, finds a bunch of letters from his past flames, and leaves him an unusual farewell note.

In these crisp, powerful, micro stories, the celebrated journalist, TV anchor and writer Ravish Kumar brings alive the love, longing and heartbreak which flourish in the city’s spaces. And even as lovers find the niches they need, the city itself shapes their relationships.

Brilliantly translated from the bestselling Hindi original Ishq Mein Shahar Hona, A City Happens in Love is a tribute to the modern Indian city, its capaciousness, and to the power of love.

About the author
Ravish Kumar, acclaimed writer, journalist and social commentator, is Senior Executive Editor with NDTV India. Included in the list of 100 Most Influential Indians by the Indian Express in 2016, Ravish received the prestigious Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Writing 2010, the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2017 and the inaugural Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award in 2017. His other books include The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation and Dekhte Rahiye.Akhil Katyalis a poet and translator. His second book of poems, How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross, won the Editor’s Choice Award granted by The Great Indian Poetry Collective and is forthcoming with them. He was the International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa in 2016.

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