Teaser Tuesdays – Final Cut

Final Cut by Uday Gupt

Final Cut by Uday Gupt

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!
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  • Love the teasers. Sounds like awesome reading. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/09/17/teaser-tuesday-sept-17/

  • This sounds like an interesting and informative collection of stories. Your Teaser made me want to learn more about India and the British colonization.
    My Teaser is from SMOKE, WINGS & STONE.

  • Gosh I shall have to look out for this collection! I particularly love the first intro (Hodson’s Gold). 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh! I really like the sound of these!…Is Uday Gupt the writer or merely the compilor? The two lines you’ve quoted seem to be of the same style. I might keep an eye out for this one. ^^

    • @Risa: Sorry, I should have been more clear. He is the author of these short stories. I”ll correct my post now. Thanks for noting it 🙂

      • No problem.^^ …I’ve already added this book to my wish list on flipkart! 😀

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