The Storyteller's tale

The Storyteller s tale Fleeing the city of Delhi ravaged by Ahmad Shah Abdali s forces the storyteller stops at an isolated haveli When the Begum of the haveli invites him to stay and share a story he tells her the tale o

  • Title: The Storyteller's tale
  • Author: Omair Ahmad
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Fleeing the city of Delhi ravaged by Ahmad Shah Abdali s forces, the storyteller stops at an isolated haveli When the Begum of the haveli invites him to stay and share a story, he tells her the tale of two brothers, Taka and Wara wolf and boy and the hurt and fear that come when love remains unrecognized The Begum responds with her own story of Aresh and Barab, and a friFleeing the city of Delhi ravaged by Ahmad Shah Abdali s forces, the storyteller stops at an isolated haveli When the Begum of the haveli invites him to stay and share a story, he tells her the tale of two brothers, Taka and Wara wolf and boy and the hurt and fear that come when love remains unrecognized The Begum responds with her own story of Aresh and Barab, and a friendship that transcends death What follows is a many layered, unforgettable duel of narratives about love and loyalty, friendship and sacrifice, desire and anguish.

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    1. In the 18th century, Ahmad Shah Abdali leads one of his frequent invasions of India, and attacks Delhi. The capital is laid waste. Escaping from the devastation and massacre of his beloved city, a poet-cum-storyteller flees into the land of the Rohillas. There, he seeks and receives shelter in a haveli, a mansion whose master is away. Away, as the storyteller discovers to his dismay and disgust, raiding Delhi. But the absent Mirza’s beautiful Begum is there, and she—chaperoned by her servant [...]

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