About the Book: Art Of Dying
Twenty stories of contemporary Indian life that demonstrate the range of
Hariharans writing, executed with a precision of style and magical imagery.
Sometimes comic (yet tinged with sadness) as in the much-anthologized The
Remains of the Feast where an old woman near the end of her life suddenly feels
the urge to sample all the food she has been forbidden; sometimes with a twist
as in Gajar Halwa where Chellamma, a servant girl from a small-town family,
finally understands what makes a big city work; sometimes moving as in The
Reprieve, these stories never fail to surprise and delight.