Even at her tender age, Shanti had seen several varieties of violent death. But nothing like this. He didn’t seem to be hurt externally. This wasn’t the work of any of the chawl gangs … No. This looked almost as if something inside the old Bhaiya’s body had ... exploded?'
Ashok Banker assaults the senses through shock and awe in this powerful, dark and haunting story. Exploring overarching themes of equality, social justice and feminism, this tale is refreshingly original.