Uncle Musto takes a mistress by Mohan Sikka


Rating:3.5/5
Finsihed on:November 28th 2013
Awards: 2009 PEN/O. Henry Prize
I came across the works of Mohan Sikka through the movie B A Pass. I loved the movie and when i came to know that it was based on the short story  viz The Railway Aunty. I ordered the anthology Delhi Noir and while browsing for author's more work i came across this short story. So i bought it.

Although based in Delhi this story has  entirely different theme.
 Sanju is a ten year old kid,who has to move to his grand parents house,as his parents were abroad.  In the neighborhood lives Musto, Sanju's mothers cousin. He has kept a secretary, Rose, and there is a rumor that he's carrying on an affair with her. The incidents that follow this are narrated by Sanju and how this transforms his opinions.
'Before i would hide she approached me. ' How are you Sanju beta? What news from your mummy papa.' The pan stains, i noticed, were gone from her lips. She looked at me so kindly i smiled back without thinking. I was about to answer when i remembered what grandma had called her: a common prostitute. I made my face hard and walked brusquely past on the sidewalk.'

The story was an engaging read.I liked the story.

You can get the book from the below link:
Uncle Musto takes a mistress


FTC Disclosure: इस पोस्ट में एफिलिएट लिंक्स मौजूद हैं। अगर आप इन लिंक्स के माध्यम से खरीददारी करते हैं तो एक बुक जर्नल को उसके एवज में छोटा सा कमीशन मिलता है। आपको इसके लिए कोई अतिरिक्त शुल्क नहीं देना पड़ेगा। ये पैसा साइट के रखरखाव में काम आता है। This post may contain affiliate links. If you buy from these links Ek Book Journal receives a small percentage of your purchase as a commission. You are not charged extra for your purchase. This money is used in maintainence of the website.

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