Monday, July 20, 2009

Birth of a new voice

Gouri Dange (Outlook) on Chandrahas Choudhury's Arzee The Dwarf:

From the first page, this is a triumph of storytelling in what Chandrahas Choudhury chooses to reveal, and at what precise pace. More importantly, given the protagonist’s evident handicap—physical and consequently emotional—Chandrahas manages to steer firmly clear from portraying any of the over-obvious indignities and humiliations that could well have found their way into the story of a poorish dwarf in a run-down cinema hall. Chandrahas also uses his great felicity with imagery and language with restraint and discernment.


For updates on the book, visit Chandrahas Choudhury's blog, Middle Stage

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