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After the Hanging: and Other Stories

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A collection of 21 short stories from one of India's writers of fiction. Eclectic in their themes, some stories are allegories of terror inspired by the state of emergency placed on the country by Indira Gandi while others are tales of love, the supernatural, mysticism and ordinary men and women.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 4th 1990 by Penguin Books (first published 1990)
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Nandini Pradeep J
Aug 26, 2016 Nandini Pradeep J rated it really liked it
What a way to end it: The Diversions.

This book contains all that is quintessentially Vijayan.

Note to self: When O V Vijayan writes two similar stories, they are not really similar. Really.
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It is one of the finest collection of short stories i have read (that is not saying much!)
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O. V. Vijayan was born in Palakkad on July 2, 1930. His father O. Velukkutty was an officer in Malabar Special Police of the erstwhile Madras Province in British India.Formal schooling began at the age of twelve, when he joined Raja’s High School, Kottakkal in Malabar, directly in to sixth grade. The following year, Velukkutty was transferred and Vijayan joined the school at Koduvayur in Palakkad. ...more
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