Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wedding Photographs

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Reading Arundhati Roy

[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

Looking at herself like this, Ammu's soft mouth would twist into a small, bitter smile at the memory -- not of the wedding itself so much as the fact that she had permitted herself to be so painstakingly decorated before being led to the gallows. It seemed so absured. So futile.

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