I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.
Janice Pariat's debut collection of short stories dismantles stereotypical notions of India's Northeast as an ethereal place surrounded by impregnable jungles and hills, untouched by time and modernity.
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