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Chitralekha Basu

Chitralekha Basu
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Chitralekha Basu is the author of Sketches by Hootum the Owl: a Satirist’s View of Colonial Calcutta. Her short stories have been anthologized in Memory’s Gold: an Anthology of Writings on Calcutta, (Penguin/Viking), First Proof: New Writing from India (Penguin) and shortlisted for The Femina Flash Fiction Award. She is interested in the comparative histories of Calcutta, her hometown, and Hong Kong, where she now lives.

‘Cuts’ by Chitralekha Basu

ON his way to the epicentre of political violence where men, women, and children were being mauled and ripped apart as a matter of...