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Best Indian Short Stories   Vol - II
Best Indian Short Stories Vol - II

Best Indian Short Stories Vol - II

by Khushwant Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

8172234643 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 267

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 267
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234643

Description

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.







REVIEWS

A good read, engaging, The names live up to their reputation.
-India Today

A tremendous richness of characters on display.
-Deccan Herald

Offers much, to the discriminating reader.
-Deccan Chronicle

An eminently readable book, The range of geographical areas and social backgrounds that this selection represents is truly vast.
-The Tribune

Contents

INTRODUCTION

ONE
Namu, the Dhobi

TWO
No Status for Saints

THREE
Confessions of a Dustbin

FOUR
The Corpse

FIVE
The Foreigner

SIX
The Fat Frog

SEVEN
An Accident

EIGHT
The Gold Frame

NINE
Woman at the Window

TEN
Hush

ELEVEN
Palace Orders

TWELVE
A Slice of the Melon

THIRTEEN
Temple Mouse

FOURTEEN
The Landlady

FIFTEEN
Mozelle

SIXTEEN
Siraj

SEVENTEEN
Miss Scrooge

EIGHTEEN
An Unprofitable sin

NINETEEN
The Woman at the Bus Stop

TWENTY
The Accident

TWENTY-ONE
The Agnostic

TWENTY-TWO
The Bottom-Pincher

TWENTY-THREE
The Kama Sutra Game

TWENTY-FOUR
The Second Nose

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