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Half a Rupee Stories

Half a Rupee Stories

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Language English
Contributor(s) Gulzar, Sunjoy Shekhar
Binding Paperback
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Overview: Half a Rupee Stories

Half a Rupee Stories is written by the famous Indian lyricist Gulzar and translated by Sunjoy Shekhar. The book is an anthology of twenty five short stories of varied flavours. It comprises both fictional stories as well as real life stories of legends like Sahir Ludhianvi, Javed Akhtar and Kuldip Nayyar and Gulzar's memories about them. Not only that, there are various anecdotal accounts of love and betrayal, and tales of courage and grit, which make the book a wonderful read.

The legendary lyricist Gulzar is at once a director, a screenwriter, a poet and a scriptwriter. His lyrics are a luscious combination of Hindi and Urdu. Among various other awards and honours, Gulzar has in his bag an Oscar (won jointly with composer A.R Rahman), a Grammy, and as many as 20 Filmfare awards. 100 Lyrics, Neglected Poems, Selected Poems, and Mirza Ghalib are some of the famous books by him. The book has been translated by Sunjoy Shekhar, who started his career as an editor at a publishing house, and later took up the profession of a television drama writer. Many of the anthologies of Gulzar's poems are available for online purchase in India. Before you buy books online, don't forget to compare between various prices for your chosen book asked by online retailers listed on and choose the lowest possible price.

Half a Rupee Stories comprises twenty five stories, replete with delicate emotions. Some of the stories are peppered with humour, while some of them are tragic. For example, in one story, an Army professional can't do away with a habit of ending every sentence with the word 'over' �a word soldiers use while communicating through wireless on the battlefield to mark the end of each sentence. In another, a suicide bomber gets her photograph taken before she sets out to assassinate the Prime Minister. Another story relates how an alcoholic person discovers his home washed away by torrential rain, and tries to fight natural calamity in his own small way.

Like many of Gulzar's lyrics, the book has a classical mildness in its narrative. The flow of language is smooth, simple yet alluring. Published by Penguin, the 232-page paperback book has the ISBN 10 number 9780143068792 and ISBN 13 number 0143068792.
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date March 1, 2013
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Gulzar, Sunjoy Shekhar
Binding Paperback
Edition 2013
Page Count 232
ISBN 10 0143068792
ISBN 13 9780143068792
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 14.4 cm x 1.4 cm x 19.8 cm
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