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A Life Less Ordinary

Engrossing true witch's tale, but doesn't tread the tensions

A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary
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And a life story it is: Ipsita Roy Chakravarti describes her encounters with women of a sort of coven, those who practise witchcraft, her sense of belonging to an "other" world, or at least apprehending its secrets, her growing conviction about herself as she meets native Indians (unfortunately described, at least initially, as "Red" Indians), her apprenticeship in a chalet where she chooses to study the lore of wicca and later her growing reputation as a witch. In this journey she meets with Homi Bhabha (and recognises in him the descendancy of another famous scientist, Rudolph Heinrich Hertz), Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Elvis Presley and a host of others.

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