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How to take a classic and retell the story

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How to take a classic and retell the story

For long, classics have been reimagined and reinterpreted. At times, stories are taken forward or given a twist. At times, embedded characters are extrapolated and given a new life. Why do writers feel the need to fall back on books that were written in a different era — and that upheld different value systems?

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The rise and rise of inflation

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It’s perhaps the toughest, most complex ‘social’ relationship one handles: trying to 
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The myth of the 
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Eat, pray, love: 
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Eat, pray, love: 
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Does one really need to cross geographical boundaries in order to live life to the fullest? 
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