The Cat People - A Collection of Short Stories
Curl up with some hot chocolate over the holidays, and enjoy tails (pun intended) and essays of cats, big and small, reflective and sombre, cheerful and wonderful.
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About Cat People
In Karachi, a writer house-sits for her father and his cat, while keeping track of his – the cat’s – list of obsessions: ironed white sheets, kheer, KFC fries, warm custard, finely chopped sausages, and the flaky tops of chicken patties. In San Francisco, a couple adopt a cat, without anticipating what it will do to their relationship. In Noida, a cat and two dogs line up peacefully every morning for their daily dose of vitamin syrup. In Bombay, a lyricist and screenwriter roots through the litter tray first thing in the morning, to investigate if his cat’s UTI is better. In wintry London, a young millennial wonders if she is actually a cat.
Capturing the many moods of felines and their humans, in many forms and voices, Cat People, is a timely celebration
of the most memed creature today: the cat. This collection of short stories, personal essays, lists, original art and
photographs is are a treat, not just for cat lovers everywhere, but for all who love a story well-told – and, on occasion, a theory well-spun.
Contributors aka Cat People:
Saba Imtiaz, Janice Pariat, Anushka Ravishankar, Bhagwaticharan Verma, Sakshi Agarwal, Anukrti Upadhyay, Gayathri Sankar, Natasha Badhwar, Meenakshi Reddy, Madhavan Vangmayi, Parakala Aneela Babar, Arhaan Babar, Ray Aditi Sriram, Maneesha Taneja, Nilanjana Roy, Sandip Roy, Shreemayee Das, Jai Arjun Singh, Sonali Singh, Vibha Balaji, Vikram Mervyn, Payal Nagpal, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, Arunava Sinha, Meera Ganapathi, Ipsa Samaddar, M. K. Ranjitsinh, Sonal Shah, Anukriti Prasad, Priya Sebastian, Gautam Chintamani, Teesta Rawal, Gurmehar Kaur, Vidya Rao, Craig Boehman, Priya Kuriyan, Varun Grover
About the Editor - Devapriya Roy:
Devapriya Roy is the author of five books: the novels, The Vague Woman’s Handbook, The Weight Loss Club and Friends from College; a travel-memoir, The Heat and Dust Project, co-written with partner Saurav Jha; and Indira, a graphic novel, where she collaborated with artist Priya Kuriyan. She is a Senior Writing Fellow at Ashoka University, and a serial procrastinator in life. A life-member of the Indian Coffee House memory-club, College Street chapter, when not reading or writing (or teaching), she is probably drowning in nostalgia about its chicken pakoras.