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Eunuch Park: Fifteen Stories of Love and Destruction

2.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Palash Krishna Mehrotra writes about prostitutes, cross dressers, murderers, drug addicts, students and stalkers, portraying their perversions and vulnerabilities with equal insight, taking us deep into the dark and seamy soul of India.

Set in the murky underbelly of big cities and small towns, slums and dotcoms, college hostels and rented rooms, Eunuch Park: Fifteen Storie
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Paperback, 183 pages
Published June 10th 2009 by Penguin Global (first published 2009)
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Mohit Parikh
Apr 10, 2012 Mohit Parikh rated it liked it
Fifteen haunting tales depicting mundane lives from an India rarely acknowledged. Thanks to Palash, I no longer feel the need to write about this world that I discovered/detected in my wanderings in last 2-3 years and was much affected.
Even though the subject-matter wasn't shocking to me anymore, the coldness, distance and aloofness portrayed in these stories got on my nerves; I couldn't transit from one piece to another without feeling sad and helpless.
But, Overdone. You start noticing the de
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Kanika
Jan 04, 2012 Kanika rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Most of the stories have predictable endings
-in the mundaneness of the aftermath
Some surprised.
Interesting read.
Arun
Jun 15, 2013 Arun rated it liked it
Eunuch Park, as the sub-title says, is a brave attempt at depicting love and destruction from odd angles. Palash explores love and destruction from angles we do not dare to even imagine. He gives us a glimpse into each life, each enclosed by various hopelessness. He leaves the reader completely bewildered giving no clue whether there is a resolution or not. Upon deep thinking, I guess the resolution and the symbolisms will come to life. I did not, however, torture my poor brain into doing such d ...more
Mohit Chauhan
Feb 12, 2016 Mohit Chauhan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dont event attempt at picking it up ... Lest you love staying frustrated throughout the weekend ...
Tanuj Solanki
Jul 31, 2016 Tanuj Solanki rated it liked it
Three Stars - as a result of the average rating for these fifteen stories. One extra star for the freshness of the subject matter. The best stories are mindblowing. 'Pornography' and 'Okhla Basti' are the best stories I have read this year.
Rohan Joshi
Apr 02, 2012 Rohan Joshi is currently reading it
Good, if not great collection of unsettling stories of love and repression in India. The stories are quick, murky, and more often than not, lacking in definitive resolution. Still works though.
Mike
Nov 05, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
An India not often seen by Injis, and most often - when glimpsed at all - papered over with Kiplings and Gurujis... Good stuff!
Rick
Jun 07, 2010 Rick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, I didn't get these short stories at all. Most seemed to have a plot but no resolution of it whatsoever.
Jill
Jun 30, 2010 Jill rated it it was ok
Um... what?
Suvidutt Sundaram
Sep 29, 2012 Suvidutt Sundaram rated it really liked it
Exotic read. Brilliant one.
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