Author: Howard Jacobson
Title: The Finkler Question
Year of publication: 2010
Place of publication: London
Place of purchase: Allahabad
General comments: Saranyo, aka Nino, was given this book by his friend Vasudha Pande whom he met while on a summer internship at Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, in 2011. The Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg had recently been released, and, playing on the name of the film’s protagonist, Vasudha was quickly nicknamed first Pande ji, and then Bulbul Pande. Saranyo recalls that she bought him the book at “Allahabad’s only mall at the time.”
Transcription of inscription:
Thanks for all the laughter, the
random/interesting conversations, and
the life lessons. I didn’t expect to find
a sibling so far from home.
I’m glad I met you.
(June 22, 2011)
Submitted by: Saranyo Moitra, via Shalmi Barman