Hatterr & Hali
The Szeben Booklet
In 1952, as G.V. Desani prepared to return to India, associates Peter Russell and Khushwant Singh developed a 42-page three-part booklet that was a 'consideration' of his books, 'notes' about the books, and a section of 'appreciations' penned by friends and acquaintances. The booklet was published by Karel Szeben (London, Amsterdam). For subsequent editions of Hatterr less ambitious Comments papers appeared. In these cases it is believed that Desani edited, or at least reviewed, these materials prior to publication.