This is and extract from the novel Still She Cried by Anuradha Bhattacharyya. Her novel One Word has won the prestigious Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi Award of Best Book of the year 2016. Chapter 1: All in Her Hands Consider Parul as not capable of thinking straight from the heart. There she was, standing on the balcony of her flat, overlooking the big lawn. She was wearing a … [Read more...]
Dr. Anuradha Bhattacharyya is the author of the novel One Word (2016) that has won the prestigious Best Book of the year 2016, awarded by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi. She has published 3 books of poetry, 2 novels, 2 academic books and has been featured in various international poetry magazines and anthologies. She is also an awarded short story writer. She is Associate Professor of English in a government college in Chandigarh.
Ananya sat pensive on her verandah. It was afternoon. She was expecting her friends to come out of their houses soon. Meanwhile, Harshul was arguing loudly with his elder sister. Ananya could hear her voice, raised in warning from time to time: Harshul! Ananya frawned. She knew Harshul would soon leave the house in a huff. But he would bring his sour mood with him to … [Read more...]
“I’m going off to Bangalore Amit. Next month. I’m so excited!” Naina said to Amit the moment he appeared in her doorway. He was in the habit of walking in noiselessly to startle her. But this time it was his turn to be startled. He screwed up his nose and asked, “What for?” “Haha, I’ve to join Infosys as an intern. Isn’t that great!” “Oh Infosys,” Amit said with a sullen … [Read more...]
The astrologer said, ‘If you marry between 20th Jan and 19th Feb, your father will die’. Anupam is deeply disappointed. He loved Moumita and wanted to marry her someday. But the astrologer has prohibited marriage exactly in the month which suited him. This period corresponds roughly to the period of Magh month according to the Hindu calendar. In this month the weather in … [Read more...]
Excerpt from the novel "One Word" by Anuradha Bhattacharyya CHAPTER 11 It was with pride that Adya studied literature. She listened to the lectures carefully. She read many things from the library apart from the texts. She made crisp notes on each and every text in her syllabus. She began to formulate an idea about literature that was entirely her own view. It was a theory … [Read more...]