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9788172237912 60ba3467ede09c61810fe803 Poona Company https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba60484efc417df89a0d7f/webp/9788172237912.jpg 'A beautiful collection full of affection and an extremely funny book.' - Salman Rushdie

In this collection of nine linked stories young Farrukh recounts his years growing up in a Parsi neighbourhood in Poona during the fifties.

Sarbatwalla Chowk is the centre of the world of those he remembers: Eddie the Inventor and his Big Boy; the massive Samson who lives on the street and refuses to get a job; the blind man and his guide Black Dog supposed to have special powers; Terry Soakum the Australian crybaby who has his eye on Farrukh's swimming trunks; Confession D'Souza the scholarship boy who loses favour with the Jesuits over a 'dirty book' and later becomes a courageous journalist; Chamak a permanent pimple on his big nose who wants to win the college elections and the heart of 'Jhansi-ki-Rani'. There's Farrukh himself distressed over a pair of broken spectacles or a knife-fight at school.

Warm funny sometimes sad but always delightful Poona Company seems as fresh as when it was first published in 1980 and presents a picture of small-town India observed with a sharp eye and a fond heart - a combination still rare in Indian fiction.
9788172237912
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Poona Company

ISBN: 9788172237912
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Details
  • ISBN: 9788172237912
  • Author: Dhondy Farrukh
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 160
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

'A beautiful collection full of affection and an extremely funny book.' - Salman Rushdie

In this collection of nine linked stories young Farrukh recounts his years growing up in a Parsi neighbourhood in Poona during the fifties.

Sarbatwalla Chowk is the centre of the world of those he remembers: Eddie the Inventor and his Big Boy; the massive Samson who lives on the street and refuses to get a job; the blind man and his guide Black Dog supposed to have special powers; Terry Soakum the Australian crybaby who has his eye on Farrukh's swimming trunks; Confession D'Souza the scholarship boy who loses favour with the Jesuits over a 'dirty book' and later becomes a courageous journalist; Chamak a permanent pimple on his big nose who wants to win the college elections and the heart of 'Jhansi-ki-Rani'. There's Farrukh himself distressed over a pair of broken spectacles or a knife-fight at school.

Warm funny sometimes sad but always delightful Poona Company seems as fresh as when it was first published in 1980 and presents a picture of small-town India observed with a sharp eye and a fond heart - a combination still rare in Indian fiction.

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