Final Cut by Uday Gupt is a compilation of short stories. Here I am sharing a couple of quotes from two of the short stories. Actually both are the beginning lines and are a wonderful introduction to their respective stories.
It sometimes seemed that the Victorian Age had developed an assembly line to manufacture the sanctimonious, ploddingly competent, morally upright and uptight officials that England exported to rule its colonies. Just once in a while, perhaps to prove the point, the line spat out a William Stephen Raikes Hodson, the exception that proved the rule.
~ From Hodson’s Gold
And here’s a quote from another short story from this book…
1947 was a traumatic year for the hundreds of churches that the British built across their Indian Empire: they went overnight from being the bastions of faith, comfort and solace of a ruling race, to just places of worship of a tiny religious minority in the newly free India.
~ From The Last Supper
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!