Half a Rupee: Stories

Half a Rupee: Stories

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Highlights
  • Gulzar
  • English
Description
Twenty-five fascinating stories from the inimitable Gulzar A suicide bomber in a small town plans out her last day, getting herself photographed before she goes and blows up the prime minister. A drunkard in a Mumbai slum tries to compete with the torrential rain, even as it washes his dwelling away. An army man at the border has become so accustomed to speaking over the wireless that he now ends every sentence with ‘Over!’ And in the title story, a cop drags a dead cow from Vinayak Rao Patwardhan Road to the adjoining Bapu Road since the latter is so much easier to spell. From real-life stories about Javed Akhtar, Sahir Ludhianvi and Kuldip Nayyar to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, this is an enthralling collection available in English for the very first time.
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Specifications
Language
  • English
Publisher
  • Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN
  • 9788184757613
Publication Date
  • 2013-04-15
File Size
  • 0.73 MB
Ratings & Reviews
3.7
84 Ratings &
11 Reviews
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3

simplicity in stories

Simple stories like half rupee, nani, ghugu and jamuni are lovely reads. Every story leaves a moral behind....
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Harjit Takkar

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Sep, 2014

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5

India of the past

heart warming stories of Post Independence India. gulzar takes you back to the days of young free India. days when life was simple and all about living with the simple day to day events, troubles and happinesses. at the v end of each story you wonder how did life get so complicated!!!
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Avishek Banerjee

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Sep, 2014

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4

Hard hitting stories

All the stories seemed very straight...no sugar coating...simply real feelings...real people..I enjoyed the read
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Sasi Jagdish

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Aug, 2014

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5

Loved reading it.

Every story has an emotion touching heights, I loved the story The Rain, I made it into a short film also. It's worth your time, happy reading.
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Chandra Shekar

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Jul, 2014

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5

Silent and Solemnly beautiful

I think he is just God in Short Stories. The way he thinks about a situation, the way he sequences it to have the reader craving for more at the end of each story, the way he ends his stories, the impact of the last line is so powerful that you need to pause and reflect on it, each time, every time you read it.

Be it his choice of title, theme of the short writes, fiction or real, Gulzaar saab never fails to evoke the dormant sentiments in you and play hell with it.

In “Over” where he build...
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Rahul KULKARNI

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Apr, 2014

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Wonderful Bedtime Read

Great book... great observations....

With flipkart ebooks app..its even more good. ...have installed the app in multiple devices...android and ios.... and you can continue reading the book in any device
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Kranthi Sravanam

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Mar, 2014

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Great range of e-books on Flipkart!!.....at great prices too!!!

This is a very good compilation of short stories by Gulzar saheb!

Some of these stories force you to sit back and think...... beyond the mundane.
These are stories about human relations, and the way Gulzar saheb puts them together is really beautiful.....
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Sunil Rawat

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Mar, 2014

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If you really want to read it go for the Hindi version

At the end of the day, its a translation. You just donot get the feel of what the author wants to say. The poetic sense of words are lost in translation.
I would have certainly preferred to buy the hindi version.
As per the stories they are nice short pieces which are not linked. so they can be read when ever you get time for even five minutes.
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sunny vyas

Certified Buyer, Ghaziabad

Mar, 2014

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Rubbish

This can't be Gulzaar we know. Totally outdated stories, written pathetically and can't think could interest any one. Not worth even "half a rupee"
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Manoj Ghoda

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Feb, 2014

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5

Awesome

awesome book. I recommend everyone to read it... small stories but very powerful at the end of the story. Touches your emotions...
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Swaroop Kumar Patra

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Feb, 2014

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