Juniper Cottage and Other Stories

Juniper Cottage and Other Stories

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ISBN: 9789390961511

Author: Moosa Raza

Price: Rs. 395

Binding: PB


395 ₨

About the Book

Real-life characters in situations stranger than fiction lure you into this intriguing collection of stories from a master storyteller. Here you find a young executive on an official mission to Samarkand faced with a headless apparition in the mausoleum of Timur the Lame, while supernatural retribution awaits the unfaithful businessman who deserts his loving wife to spend a weekend in a lonely holiday cottage. The undefiled forests of Dantewada reveal secrets about mythical tribal deities to a young lady anthropologist whose colleague disappears mysteriously; ancient fairy tales about beautiful princesses and magic boxes spill onto London life, while a young boy is all set to unravel the web of cruelty and bigotry as his village splits into two camps over the murder of a local servant at the hands of his heartless landlord. And finally, join in the excitement of an entire village, who get on their bicycles to trace and capture the intended son-in-law of a local landlord whose mysterious disappearance on the eve of his wedding threatens the waste of a magnificent feast.

About the Author

From a distinguished civil servant with thirty-five years’ experience in the Indian government, to an author eliciting praise from the late Khushwant Singh, was an easy leap for Moosa Raza. He published his first book Of Nawabs and Nightingales in 1995, a bestseller at the time. His second book, In Search of Oneness, was inspired by his quest for the common threads between the Bhagwad Gita, the Quran and Sufism. The next was a translation of over 400 Persian Couplets of the famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib (translated into Urdu/Tamil), a unique contribution to mystical poetry; while his fourth, Kashmir: Land of Regrets, is a memoir of his stewardship of that state before it was reduced to a Union Territory. Moosa Raza was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his service to the nation.

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