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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 stay and love right here, they hang directly to their previous methods, they percentage tales and foodstuff, joys and sorrows, enough unto themselves. however the outdoors international beckons, childrens start to depart, and slowly switch makes its means into Ailan Gali purely to discover its hitherto hidden mirror-image – the switch that has insidiously been operating its means into the lives of these who're the gali’s everlasting citizens. This humorous, poignant, evocative tale of a Kashmir as but untouched by way of 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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