The Stolen Coin and Other Short Stories is a simple book, containing 9 short, riveting stories. Most of the stories revolve around the narrator's life in some point of time, confessing about his kleptomaniac nature. In most of the stories the protagonist is either a teenager or small boy.
Excerpt from The Stolen Coin:
India, my beloved country had gotten independence on 15th August 1947. Wow! Was I so close to those years when nothing great had been established in the country? Neither the constitution nor infrastructure! There, flowed rivers of blood on the railway tracks as India had to face the perils of partition.
During school days, I was a prized student of history and geography. Hence, instinctive veneration towards historical monuments and items was deeply trodden in my kleptomaniac nature.
It was one cold noon in January. I was seate...