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An Oriental Gent

'There are only two great novelists,' he once said. 'One's Joyce, the other, your humble servant.'

An Oriental Gent
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An Oriental Gent
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Three weeks later, a small notice appeared in the obit columns of The Hindu declaring that G.V. Desani, Prof Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Texas, and author of All About H. Hatterr (in that order) passed away at Texas, US.

"It is sad that no one noticed the demise of one of India's most original and remarkable writers," says one of Desani's few friends, Khushwant Singh, who was so charmed by Desani's novel that he was even persuaded into proposing his name for the Nobel Prize.

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