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Annie Zaidi

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Annie Zaidi writes poetry, essays, fiction of varying lengths, and scripts for the stage and the screen.

She is the author of the novel Prelude to a Riot. Other books include
Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, a collection of essays that was short-listed for the Crossword Book Award (non- fiction), Gulab, Love Stories # 1 to 14, and The Good Indian Girl (as co-author).

She is also the editor of 'Unbound: 2,000 Years of Indian women's Writing' and of 'Equal Halves'.

Her work has appeared in various anthologies, including Mumbai Noir; Women Changing India; India Shining, India Changing, and literary journals like the Griffith Review, Big Bridge, The Little Magazine and Desilit.
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लाशये किसने लाश फेंक दी जवानियों की राह मेंअभी नमूद-ए-ज़िन्दगी बसी ना थी निगाह मेंअभी दरीचे-ए-सहर खुला ना थाअभी फसूं-ए-तीरगी मिटा ना थासुकून में ज़माना थाअभी गुज़र रहे थे हम जवार ए रज़्मगाह मेंये किसने लाश फ़ेंक दी जवानियों की राह मेंये ख़ून-ए-इश्क-ओ-आह थाये शाम-ए-ग़म का अक्स था, ये एक इन्तबा थासितमगरों के तरकशों का तीर थामगर बारह-ए-मस्लेहतअभी ये सख़्त चुटकियों के पेच में असीर थाके अब
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Prelude to a Riot

4.07 avg rating — 305 ratings2 editions
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Love Stories # 1 to 14

3.65 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Gulab

3.29 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Known Turf: Bantering with ...

3.66 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Bad Boy's Guide To The ...

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Unbound 2,000 Years of Indi...

3.84 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Me...

3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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Crush: 50 Poems

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Sleep tight

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Palate cleanser. It is written as an odd mix of novel and script, and reads like a Hindi masala film from the 1970s. However, it is also refreshing in its idealism and nostalgia, and its desire to write of a particular kind of heroism.
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