ISBN 9788129120472,Winter Evenings

Winter Evenings


Navtej Sarna


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788129120472

ISBN-10 812912047X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 148 Pages
Language (English)


Two men stuck in a small mountain town develop an unspoken friendship; a punctilious bureaucrat becomes briefly reckless at the end of his career; high-class prostitute on vacation reads 'The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock' to a man recovering from the end of a long affair; the ghosts of partition return in 1984 to destroy the equilibrium of a tough Sikh matriarch; an ageing widow finds freedom and peace in poetry. In clean, understated prose, Navtej Sarna's stories take us through the landscapes of Geneva, Shimla, Paris, Moscow, Delhi and Bombay, where everyday people find or lose their way in life quietly, almost by accident. Marked by rare sensitivity and compassion, this collection by the acclaimed author of The Exileand We Weren't Lovers Like That is a poignant ode to the human spirit. About the Author Navetej Sarna is the author of the novels The Exile and We Weren't Lovers Like That while his non-fiction works include The Book of Nanak and Folk Tales of Poland. He has also written a translation of Guru Gobind Singh's Zafarnama. His short stories have been broadcast on the BBC World Service and he contributes regularly to The Times Literary Supplement, The Hindu and other magazines and journals. A member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1980, he has served as a diplomat in several capitals, as the Foreign Office spokesperson, and most recently as India's ambassador to Israel.