Glossary of characters & other names in the story “The Tawaif of Gandevi”

Bharat / Baba                        A little school boy studying in Mumbai Baa/ Lalee,                             Bharat’s mother Chhagan Mama                     Son of Baa’s phooi (Her father’s sister) Ichha phooi / Phooibaa        As above, Baa’s aunt, the ‘Baa’ added after the relative’s                                  … More Glossary of characters & other names in the story “The Tawaif of Gandevi”

The Tawaif of Gandevi

Chapter 1 My annual pilgrimage to Torangaam, my mosaal, Baa’s childhood home, during the summer vacation was a great time to renew my friendship with Chhagan Mama who lived in a nearby village called Ajrai. Chhagan Mama was Baa’s first cousin – the only son of her father’s sister, Icchha Fui. Icchha Fui had been … More The Tawaif of Gandevi