Waking | Amit Chaudhuri | Granta Magazine

Waking

Amit Chaudhuri

‘Her eyes, in a face puffed with sleep, opened, red and unfocused.’

When afternoon came to Vidyasagar Road, wet clothes—Piyu’s dresses, Bhaskar’s pyjamas and kurtas, even a few soggy towels—hung from a clothes line that stretched across the veranda of the first floor. The line, which had not been tightly drawn anyway, sagged with the pressure of the heavy we…


Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of six novels, including The Immortals. He is Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, the editor of the Picador/ Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature and has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications.

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