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After the Hanging: and Other Stories
by O.V. Vijayan
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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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. ...moreMore about O.V. Vijayan...