By Amit Chaudhuri
Afternoon Raag offers with the studies and impressions of a tender Indian pupil of English Literature on the collage of Oxford. Chaudhuri recreates the frame of mind of a tender guy coming to phrases with loneliness, nostalgia and alienation. A raag is a bit of classical Indian song which performs round a collection of particular periods to create a specific temper. right here the temper recreated is one in all being adrift in a different scenario, having fun with a truly distinct section of lifestyles among early life and grownup lifestyles, dedicated to ephemeral, but major relationships and aesthetic objectives.
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