Half a Rupee: Stories (16 page)

The Rain

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Ammonium chloride

Farewell

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This is the first line of a popular Bengali patriotic song composed in the early twentieth century in honour of the boy-martyr, Khudiram Bose.

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First published by Penguin Books India 2013

Copyright © Gulzar 2013
Translation copyright © Sunjoy Shekhar 2013

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.

ISBN: 978-01-4306-879-2

This digital edition published in 2013.
e-ISBN: 978-81-8475-761-3

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