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By Chandrakanta,Manisha Chaudhry

Srinagar, capital urban of the famed ‘paradise on earth’, Kashmir. Ailan Gali, a deep, darkish slim lane that lies at its center, the place homes stand on a finger’s width of house and lean crookedly opposed to one another, so deep, so slender, so heavily hooked up that even thieves don't dare input. but humans dwell and love right here, they dangle directly to their outdated methods, they percentage tales and nutrients, joys and sorrows, adequate unto themselves. however the outdoors global beckons, children start to depart, and slowly swap makes its method into Ailan Gali basically to discover its hitherto hidden mirror-image – the switch that has insidiously been operating its method into the lives of these who're the gali’s everlasting citizens. This humorous, poignant, evocative tale of a Kashmir as but untouched via violence – yet with its shadows looming on the edges – is a vintage of Hindi literature, on hand in English translation for the 1st time.

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