The Windows In Our House Are Little Doors( Edition) (Paperback Edition)
by Vinod Kumar Shukla by Satti Khanna
Yasi, Rasa and Ta are three restless children who live modest lower-middle-class lives at the edge of town, but their imaginations gleam with threads of many colours. Bored bicycles move away from their owners in the hope of being stolen ... A light bulb in a sari shop mischievously switches itself on and off ... Chalk doodles squirm and squiggle when adults are in the room ... Sandals lying by the door plead to be worn ... The adults who play their games must enter many worlds - the one that prevails and the ones that are possible. They mumble and ask questions, but time and again they realize that a single glance won't take in the whole sky. In The Windows in Our House Are Little Doors, Vinod Kumar Shukla unrolls dreamy wisdom and brocade-like moments that catch the light and dazzle. This 'novel in twenty-six stories' is a thing of sublime joy and pure delight.