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The Boy with a Catapult

The Boy with a Catapult

Bhisham Sahni
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Bhisham Sahni is at his finest in this elegant story of ruthlessness and kindness. Bodh Raj is a boy with murder on his mind and a catapult in his hands. Birds, beasts, insects – none are spared his callous cruelty. Bhisham Sahni takes us on a swift journey of the heart of a boy, and how it can change in an instant from cruelty to fierce protectiveness – all it needs is a reason. Sahni beautifully encapsulates how the worst of us can be redeemed in this simple, timeless tale.

Imprint: Puffin

Published: Jan/2017

Length : 20 Pages

MRP : ₹15

The Boy with a Catapult

Bhisham Sahni

Bhisham Sahni is at his finest in this elegant story of ruthlessness and kindness. Bodh Raj is a boy with murder on his mind and a catapult in his hands. Birds, beasts, insects – none are spared his callous cruelty. Bhisham Sahni takes us on a swift journey of the heart of a boy, and how it can change in an instant from cruelty to fierce protectiveness – all it needs is a reason. Sahni beautifully encapsulates how the worst of us can be redeemed in this simple, timeless tale.

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Bhisham Sahni

Bhisham Sahni (1915–2003) was an iconic writer who transformed the landscape of Hindi literature. His oeuvre encompassed novels, plays, short stories and essays. Tamas, his best known novel, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975 and was subsequently adapted into a National Award-winning film by Govind Nihalani. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1998, and the Shlaka Award, the Delhi government’s highest literary prize, in 1999. Daisy Rockwell is a renowned artist, writer and translator. She paints under the alias Lapata (Urdu for ‘missing’) and has shown her artwork widely. She has a PhD in South Asian literature and has written extensively on literature and art. Most recently, she translated Upendranath Ashk’s Falling Walls to widespread acclaim.

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