ISBN 9788188204670,Letters For Paul

Letters For Paul


Anu Kumar


Mapin Publishing



Mapin Publishing

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788188204670

ISBN-10 8188204676


Number of Pages 204 Pages
Language (English)


The violence that explodes in Aditi's life one sultry afternoon in a town where nothing ever happens, has unexpected and spiralling consequences. Letters for Paul is the story of Aditi's attempts to understand events in her life that seemingly have no answers. Her search for an answer to this is complicated with the other mysteries she is confronted with. Events that occurred long back in the past, others that have no answers and some that people refuse to answer. Aditi's efforts to understand her changing world, to make sense of the violence hidden in everyday monotony, leave Aditi sometimes convinced of her own powerlessness. She persists with her search, however, conjuring up her own events or writing letters that remain unanswered--all to establish her own presence. Matters end in disgrace but Aditi does find success...of a kind.

About the Author
Anu Kumar lives in Mumbai, where she works for the Economic and Political Weekly. She has studied history and management and has been writing fiction for some time. Her first collection of short stories appeared in 2002 (In Search of a Raja and Other Stories). Her stories have appeared in the Little Magazine and she was one of the winners of the Commonwealth short story competition in 2004. She was recently selected to participate in the summer writing seminars of the Sarah Lawrence College, USA.

Table of Contents
A Bad Beginning
Bad Girls and Naxalites
Wet Paint
Stand-in Appearances
Photos and their Stories
Temporary Bouts ofMadness
Past Permanent
Open Threats,Secret Moves
Buckets and Brickbats
A Second Bad Beginning
Essential Truths
A Cure for Ashanti
Two Different Solutions
What works ... And what doesn't ...
An Ordinary Ending