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The Writer's Endurance Test| Books

In Upamanyu Chatterjee's stories, there's a thin line that separates experiment from gimmick.

From the hazaar f****d slang of English, August through six subsequent novels and a novella, linguistic playfulness has always been a central feature of Upamanyu Chatterjee's style, enamouring many, putting others off. Every hue of his hallmark language-driven humour (from adolescent to acerbic to dark) is

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