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VULTURES

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Gujarat, 1964. The agrarian system of renewable annual contract mandates fulltime labour on the houses and farms of landlords. In these bleak circumstances, Iso, a tanner by birth, graduates from being a child labourer to an adult serf on the estate of Mavaji. His life is one of humiliation, hunger and drudgery, and the only respite comes in the form of Diwali, Mavaji’s daughter. Between them exists a physical relationship that is shrouded in secrecy, shame and fear. Even as Iso creates distance between them, a chance encounter turns to violence and tragedy, and he faces the brutal sword of caste patriarchy.

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‘Vultures is unflinching in its portrayal of the custom-sanctified violence around which Indian society is structured. Through Hemang Ashwinkumar’s translation-which is closely attentive to cultural, political and linguistic nuances-a new readership will recognize how urgently relevant Vultures remains, two decades after it was first published. Vultures resonates with memories of suffering, but it also proclaims the survivor’s resilient desire witness against injustice.’- RANJIT HOSKOTE

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Weight 500 g
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9780670096442

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