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Darako

Darako

Parashar Kulkarni
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Brave and funny, set in colonial India, Darako features a paanwallah and his secrets, a spitting competition that grows to be a massive affair attracting talents from everywhere, an Afghan rebel who is a star spitter and a mystic, gun-running during the freedom struggle, a daylight murder and a tangy romance amidst the utter chaos. In this world, up is down, and down is up. With laugh-out-loud moments and a clever play with language, song and history, Darako uses satire to comment on religion, identity and freedom.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: May/2024

ISBN: 9780143467403

Length : 152 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Darako

Parashar Kulkarni

Brave and funny, set in colonial India, Darako features a paanwallah and his secrets, a spitting competition that grows to be a massive affair attracting talents from everywhere, an Afghan rebel who is a star spitter and a mystic, gun-running during the freedom struggle, a daylight murder and a tangy romance amidst the utter chaos. In this world, up is down, and down is up. With laugh-out-loud moments and a clever play with language, song and history, Darako uses satire to comment on religion, identity and freedom.

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Parashar Kulkarni

Parashar Kulkarni was raised in Mumbai. He teaches at the intersections of religion, politics and utopias and experiments with fiction, film and performance. His work appears in journals such as Granta, Boston Review and Sociological Review, and has received several awards, including the British Academy Brian Barry Prize, Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and the Boston Review Aura Estrada Prize. Cow and Company was his first novel. He has a PhD from New York University and teaches at Yale-NUS College.

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