From Florentino Ariza of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera to Kabir Durrani of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy – literary heroes are redeemed by one’s imagination.
Radhika Oberoi is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
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