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Being And Temporariness

Deepak Unnikrishnan’s first novel teleports through the Malayali-Gulf experience

Being And Temporariness
Photograph by Silvia Razgova
Being And Temporariness
outlookindia.com
2017-04-15T10:36:35+05:30

Sample this:

“Below my building is a kada. You know, shop. With a kadakaran. You know, shopkeeper. This kadha. You know, story. Involves him. Kadakaran Moidu is what Amma called him. I called him Karate Moidu because he called himself Karate Moidu because he took lessons for a few months bef­ore breaking his wrist after falling from a chair, ending what would’ve been a promising Karate Moidu car­eer. So now he had his kada, which became his kadha, that he turned into another kadakaran in Arabee Naadu. You know, Arabee Cundry. All of this, his kada, his kadha, that he became a kadakaran, became his arabeekadha. That was his vidhi. You know, fate.”

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