Mix of Fact and Fiction, Fantasy and Realism
Jonaki Ray
I SEE THE FACE: A NOVEL by Shahidul Zahir(Translated from the original Bengali by V. Ramaswamy) Harper Perennial India , 2023, 256 pp., INR 499
September 2023, volume 47, No 9

In Schrodinger’s Cat, the famous thought experiment in quantum mechanics, it is postulated that if you seal a cat in a box along with poison or something that could kill it, you won’t know whether the cat is dead or alive unless you open the box. Until then, the cat could be simultaneously dead or alive. This duality of existence is termed as the observer’s paradox.

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