Every single word he spoke, nipped. The way he talked, so carelessly, disgusted her. The way he avoided looking at her, hinting at how little he cared, pricked.
Her eyes couldn’t believe. It was him, Hridhay, standing in front of her. Afraid that someone will see them or the men must be coming for her already, she pulled Hridhay by his shoulder and shut the door quickly. They were together, in one room, at night. Years had gone […]
Still numb and unable to understand what was happening, Savitri could think of nothing. Before she could realise, her elbow had already dug in his stomach. Such and unexpected move had left Raja sa aghast. Without even looking at what had come out of her rebellious deed, she ran through the gates and barged into her room.
The sun had finally set and half an hour had passed after Savitri’s performance was over. But, Raja sa had yet not stopped thinking about her. “Beautiful. Elegant. Pretty.” he had been chanting ever-since he had seen Savitri dance that evening. Pacing to and fro, recurrently, from one end of […]
The sun had set and it was time for Savitri to entertain the men seated in the hall. “It’s a private hall that is only meant for Raja sa and his special guests. No ordinary men or any women are allowed inside. Tu khaas se chhori.“, Rangoli had told Savitri. “Oh! […]
The haveli was surreal for her. The ponds inside, their beautiful flower and candle decoration left her awestruck. Tall walls were carved in beautiful designs. There were statues of peacocks and numerous paintings. Even her kanchli was decorated with small frames of artwork. While walking through the place, she came across a marbled section, different from the rest of the mansion. There were no men, only women playing, talking, busy with their daily chorus. “Stop there. You are not supposed to go in.” said a woman who was dressed entirely in white.
“Savitri”, called out a loud but tender voice from downstairs. It was a beautiful morning in the month of August. The sky was cloudy and it was drizzling when the call for her name woke her up. “Uh, subah subah utha diya.” complained a young 23-years old Savitri. As […]