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Item Code: NAF916
Author: Anita Agnihotri
Publisher: Zubaan Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9789381017241
Pages: 255
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 240 gms
About The Book

A brother and sister visit the unique crater-lake that their dead, estranged mother had written to them about in her letters. A Middle-class employee’s orderly life turns upside down when his employer holds back his cheque without an explanation. The employees of a forgotten outpost in a sun-baked town threaten mass suicide because they have no hope of survival.

Seventeen is a collection of short stories from among more than 100 of Anita Agnihotri’s published short fiction. By turn intense, brittle, angry sad and torn apart in conflict, the stories bring out the different faces of human hardship and explore the India that is still largely unknown. Set in metros and villages, in small-town India and in international suburbia, the stories run the gamut of experiences both everyday and extraordinary. From deeply personal relationships against the backdrop of turmoil to intensely social truths told through the unique life of individuals, each of these stories is a picture of human fragility. This is literary craftsmanship at its best.


About The Author

Anita Agnihotri loves experimenting with all genres of fiction, but short stories are closest to her heart. Born and brought up in Kolkata, she loves traveling, meeting people and exploring the India wrapped up in the censorship of silence. Anita has authored over 30 books.



1 The Crater-Lake 1
2 The Shadow War 19
3 The Principal 32
4 The Photograph 54
5 The Peacock 69
6 The Mourning song 80
7 Summer Holiday 93
8 A Scent of Darkness 111
9 Remembering 121
10 The Companion 125
11 Father 133
12 The Night Train 142
13 The Deluge 157
14 Into the Unknown 168
15 Heatstroke 192
16 A Special Day 209
17 Seventeen 219

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