The Disrobing of Draupadi and other stories

The Disrobing of Draupadi and other stories

Author : Tino De Sa

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Rs. 299
Classification Fiction/ Short Stories
Pub Date November 2019
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 176
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-89143-88-1
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Tino de Sa’s short stories are like mini movie scripts, as he dives straight into the heart of the dilemma. He plots his narrative deftly and his characters are vivid enough to be your neighbours or relatives...


~ Shobhaa De, Author, Columnist


Tino de Sa’s stories throb with life. The characters are so familiar that you feel you would meet them any moment, in the market, in the office or in your home. A rare talent.


~ Anand Neelakantan, Author, Screenwriter


Tino de Sa's stories wrap up a range of different expe- riences in a light, unassuming and very readable prose.


~ Amitabha Bagchi, Author


Each of these eleven stories is a polished gem that speaks to the reader in ways one different from the other. many of them have a surprising little twist to offer in the end, and all are told with subtel wit.


The wide-ranging themes that they encompass include incest, murder, suicide and homosexuality. But they also include love and laughter, hope and history re-imagined. The deftly narrated prose will make one dive straight into it.

About author

Tino de Sa is the nom de pume of Anthony de Sa.


He grew up a thousand miles away from his ancestral island-village of Divar, Goa, in the dusty little central Indian railway town of Bhusaval, where his father ran a picture house and, off and on, was Mayor.


He took degrees at St. Xavier’s College in Bombay and then, as a Mason Fellow, at Harvard in the USA.


He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1980. His varied assignments included a stint with the United Nations, and culminated in his being one of the longest serving Chief Secretaries of Madhya Pradesh.


He is the winner of a first prize in the Times of India national short story competition. This is his first published collection of short stories. Tino de Sa is the nom de plume of Anthony de Sa.