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Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? Here are the states and stories we are visiting in the first week of #AroundIndiaIn30Days!

SUN

TAMIL NADU

Cured of Prince by Nirupama Subramanian

In this extract, P. Rajagopal, the founder of Saravana Bhavan catches a fleeing Jeevajothi and her husband Prince. He abducts them in an attempt to make Jeevajothi his third wife. This thrilling mini block buster is taken from ‘Murder on the Menu: The Sensational Story of the Tycoon Who Founded Saravana Bhavan’ by Nirupama Subramanian.

MON

GUJARAT

A Love Imposed by M. K. Gandhi

A chapter from the father of our nation’s childhood. Wed to Kasturba at the tender age of 13, Gandhiji recounts the day of his marriage and his internal turmoil at the time. This mini blockbuster is taken from ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ by M.K. Gandhi.

TUE

MANIPUR

Girls’ Hostel: Sri Bhavana by Binodini translated by  L. Somi Roy  and courtesy of Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation. 

The author narrates a few stories from her time living in a girl’s hostel. She recounts various incidents that happened while she lived in Sri Bhavana the hostel. This extract is taken from Crafting The Word: Writings from Manipur by Binodini translated by L. Somi Roy and courtesy of Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation and is published by Zubaan Publishers.

WED

HARYANA

The Girl Who Broke Sachin Tendulkar’s Record by Tweak Books

Sachin Tendulkar’s last Ranji Trophy game inspired little Shafali Verma to take up the game. Nobody would have expected her to break Tendulkar’s record which had remained unmatched for thirty years. This mini blockbuster is taken from ‘When I Grow Up I Want to Be…’ by Tweak India

THUR

KARNATAKA

Indigenius: The Expanding Dosa by Gayatri Jayaraman

The 21st century Udupi has at once expanded and shrunk. The traditional format may be in crisis but the industry is changing to survive. Economics remains the religion of their food. This is the final part in a series of writings on 10 Indian innovations

FRI

UTTAR PRADESH

Dum Cooked Desires by Shriti K Tyagi

The Nawab of Rampur is known for his fancy dinners and winsome cooks. He is also ‘secretly’ known for his interest in young boys…

 

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