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A Very Strange Man

A Very Strange Man

  • Author: Ismat Chughtai, Tahira Naqvi
  • Publisher: Speaking Tiger
  • ISBN: 9789388070799
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This brilliant translation of Ismat Chughtai’s original Urdu novel Ajeeb Aadmi is the riveting story of Dharam Dev, the famous actor, director and producer, and his all-consuming and doomed passion for Zarina Jamal, the young dancer from Madras whom he brings to Bombay and transforms into a charismatic actress. He looks on in anguish as his betrayed wife, Mangala, a well-known playback singer, sinks slowly into alcoholism. When Zarina abandons him, he is overwrought and dies of an overdose, friendless and alone.

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Bombay / cities / fiction / indian / Ismat Chughtai / Tahira Naqvi / translation / urdu / written and translated by women /