Dopehri

Dopehri

Amma Bi is an elderly widow who lives alone in her deserted Lucknow haveli. Every afternoon, at precisely 3 o'clock, she hears the sound of unknown footsteps. Every afternoon, she peeks out ... but no one is there. In a state of growing panic, Amma Bi considers moving to an old people's home, before finally taking in a lodger - a winsome young woman named Sabiha. Her arrival fills Amma Bi's lonely world with love and laughter, and Jumman, the household help, is transformed as well. When Sabiha finds herself in trouble, Amma Bi must draw on hidden reserves of skill and empathy in order to resolve the situation... Dopehri - legendary film and theatre personality Pankaj Kapur's first novel - is a wonderfully evocative work of great charm, wry humour and quiet power, a story that readers will fall in love with.

Title:Dopehri
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789353570972
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    Dopehri Reviews

  • Sumit Singla

    Not as filled with hope and optimism as a new dawn, and not as soaked in regret as twilight, a 'dopehri' is somewhere in between - a balmy afternoon that still retains a few possibilities. For the 65-...

  • Krutika Puranik

    • r e v i e w •.What a delightful read Dopehri turned out to be! Originally written in Hindi by Pankaj Kapur, this beautiful piece was later translated to English by Rahul Soni. It was played by P...

  • Smitha Murthy

    I wasn’t expecting this book to be delivered in the middle of the lockdown. But there you go. Maybe, someone realized that books are “essential items” after all.A slim book, I was attracted by t...

  • Theredheaded_Bibliomaniac

    "It is that unique story which makes you think and ponder over you life and the people in your life..You remember how you behaved with them in past or are behaving now.You try your level best to stay ...

  • Namita Pal

    I wanted to read “Dopehri” by Pankaj Kapur after all the hype it was gaining and the urge to read this book became stronger when I came to know that it was originally written in Hindi and then tra...

  • Muskan | The Quirky Reader

    Good stories revolve in unknown worlds under unusual pretences, but the best of the lot showcase the regular life in an extraordinary way. Dopehri is a wholesome account of an elderly woman and her jo...

  • Rupsa Pal

    #BOOKREVIEW.Pankaj Kapur is a renowned Indian theatre, television and film actor. Originally written in Hindustani, Dopehri is translated into English by Rahul Soni. Inspired from a popular one-act pl...

  • Hargun Kaur Sachdev

    I can't get over how pretty the cover of this book is (irl). It's a short story that felt much like those I would study in school in Hindi class. I liked how things that could be dramatic weren't and ...

  • Reema

    Amma Bi is an elderly widow who lives alone in her deserted Lucknow haveli. Every afternoon, at precisely 3 o'clock, she hears the sound of unknown footsteps. Every afternoon, she peeks out ... but n...

  • Prajakta | dancingbibliophile

    Amma Bi, an elderly widow lives a desolate life with his son being settled abroad. Apart from Jumman, her househelp and a friend who visits occasionally, her life has nothing exciting to it. Meanwhile...