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Author: Khushwant Singh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234643
Following the success of the first collection, Khushwant Singh, the country’s foremost literary figure, serves up another round of the finest fiction from across India.
The Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate remarkable originality. It revolves around a limited number of characters, confines itself in time and space, and has a well-plotted narrative that drives its central theme. Within the traditional framework, however, creativity flowers, and what emerges is a story that is marked with freshness and imagination.
This volume is chock-full with such stores, written by authors well known in their regional languages as well as those who made names for themselves in English literary circles. Carefully selected by Khushwant Singh, India’s literary giant, these pieces represent the best of Indian writing from around the country.
A good read, engaging, The names live up to their reputation.
A tremendous richness of characters on display.
Offers much, to the discriminating reader.
An eminently readable book, The range of geographical areas and social backgrounds that this selection represents is truly vast.
Namu, the Dhobi
No Status for Saints
Confessions of a Dustbin
The Fat Frog
The Gold Frame
Woman at the Window
A Slice of the Melon
An Unprofitable sin
The Woman at the Bus Stop
The Kama Sutra Game
The Second Nose