The Ficus Tree and Other Stories

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Author: Shaha Ghosh
Pages: 144
Year of Publication: 2009
Price: HB Rs 200, FB Rs 150
HB 81-8157-875-4 (8181578754)
FB 81-8157-876-1 (8181578761)

About the Author:
Shaha Ghosh (nee Datta) was born in August 1947 in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. She completed her schooling in Asansol and did her graduation and post-graduation in History from Delhi University. She taught English and Social Science in Mater Dei School (Delhi) for 26 years. She is married and has a son and a daughter.


Extract from Naina

“As she lay bleeding on the ground, Sabrina D’Mello looked up at the sobbing girl bent over her, shaking like a leaf; but in spite of her excruciating pain she smiled. Naina was out of prison and would be free and she was glad that she had made the right decision to meet her. Somewhere in the dim recesses of her mind, as her strength ebbed away, she forgave Naina, once her favourite pupil. That was so long ago…”

A Date with Royalty / 11
A Professor’s Dilemma / 18
A Shade of Mystery / 33
Discovery at Sea / 43
‘I Have Won My Freedom’ / 55
In Search of the Perfect Nanny / 68
Naina / 78
Of Faith and Conviction / 90
On the Wings of Wrath / 102
The Spirit in the Mine / 112
The Headstone / 121
The Ficus Tree / 133

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