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Badri, a rich old man, incapable of enjoying his great wealth, grieved by his never-ending wait for the rains, in a drought-ridden town. Jason, a near-forgotten war hero, who dares searching for love in a woman half his age. Jennifer, a drunk and extravagant landlady who believes that her dead daughter still lives. A govt employee tortured by the memory of a murder he committed. An office clerk looking for redemption and courage. Edna,
a ghost who falls for a living man. Ganga, an aging prostitute divided between love and work, in the unforgiving underbelly of Mumbai.
Dark, funny, chilling, heartbreaking, inspiring, there are many such lives, names, and tales in this carefully crafted collection of short stories by Dhruv Sharma, that will grip you till the very end.
About the Author:
Dhruv Sharma is a young author and poet, whose body of work dwells on passage of time, unrequited love, realities of urban life, human relationships, social injustice, supernatural, and science. He frequently pens nazms and ghazals in Urdu and Hindustani and is a known face in Mumbai's poetry and performance space having performed at prominent venues in Mumbai.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, Ruskin Bond, Wasim Barelvi and Munnawar Rana have been major influences on his work.
Dhruv has been writing since the age of 13 and has a good compilation of stories. This is his maiden attempt to put his work in the public domain.After obtaining his degree in law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Dhruv has been living in Mumbai working with a non-banking finance company
You can follow more of his work @dhruv_sharma0410