His Father's Disease

01 December 2019

Aruni Kashyap

The writer and translator Aruni Kashyap’s first collection of short stories traverses the locations of Teteliguri and Guwahati in Assam, as well as other parts of India, and the United States. The stories deal with myth and fable, murder and sex, besides addressing questions of identity, such as in one story, where an Assamese writer is exhausted by the expectations of metropolitan readers who assume that he would write only about the insurgency in his part of the world.

Westland, 176 pages, Rs 499