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When a son living abroad can`t come home to see his dying father, or a poor ayah is asked not to report for duty because the patient has passed away, both shed tears but for different reasons. Again when a son goes to the US to pursue higher studies, and the mother has to wait anxiously for his call, the delay appears unbearable.
Debashis Deb is a keen observer of human behaviour; being a surgeon he meets people from all strata of life, and those characters and incidents find place in his stories.
The twelve stories are set in different geographical areas. While many are set in the city of Kolkata where he lives, but Kalahandi, the poorest district in the country and a newly emerged island in the Bay of Bengal strangely become the setting of two stories.
The Purple Balsam And Other Stories is a collection soul-stirring, poignant tales which will leave you asking for more.

Kindle edition

Format: Both format available Paperback & Kindle Edition
File Size: 1954 KB
Print Length: 95 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Satabdi Deb (27 October 2019)
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
Word Wise: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported 
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled 

Paperback edition