NIDHI THAKUR निधि ठाकुर
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Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ki har khwahish pe dam nikle ...
When She Married Dr. Patekar and Other Stories (Hwakal, Nov 2023) is a collection of short stories. These are stories of leaving and longing. Immigrant tales cover themes of love, marriage, isolation, fear, rage, helplessness, and empowerment. Largely female protagonists navigate foreign relationships in foreign landscapes. The title story creates a fictional biopic of the immigrant life of a famous Bollywood Diva, while the book ends with a retired Indian Army Colonel clutching to his passport for more reasons than patriotism as his only child begins to process his American citizenship.
What is home?
'Who' is family?
Why are there wars?
In keeping with the bilingual thinking of the immigrant-author, the stories are infused with couplets in Hindustani.
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