Dirty Love by Sampurna Chattarji

Category: Short Stories
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Home to ten million migrants and more. As pitiless as it can be warm. This is Mumbai. Or is it? Here, an Insect boy sells stories about sea-crossings, a street magician stands for elections and Makhdoom Baba resurrects a goat. While Augustus Andrade seeks Bliss in Mahim Church, and Robbie Lee burns paper money in the last Chinese temple in Mazgaon, dream shuttles speed through the rain, and men fall prey to dirty love.

This is the great Schizopolis, sung by its only true dweller-the one from faraway.