Author: Ved RahiUsha Vyas/Several ContributorsTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Ved Rahi/Satnam KaurPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 108ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126040544
Contemporary Dogri Short Stories brings together writers, young and old, who tell their stories of the land and its people they know. From science-fiction to human drama, this collection touches upon various themes. Sudesh Raj’s ‘The Touch’ talks about a mother-son relationship while Lalit Mangotra’s ‘A Better Way of Life’ poses a philosophical question in the garb of a science-fiction. Om Goswami explores the dark alleys of a man-woman relationship in ‘The Sun on the Path’ while Chaman Arora’s ‘Seat No. 18’ deals with the fears of man. Some of the other stories included in the volume such as ‘The Last Bouquet’, ‘A Few More Days’, ‘The Tale of Dr. Benevolent’, ‘The Minaret’, ‘The River and Rajnath’, ‘A First Rate Drunkard’, ‘Tension’, ‘Again, The Hero’ and ‘The Absentee’ are equally fascinating.
ContentsThe Touch by Sudesh RajThe Last Bouquet by Ratan Kesar (Riyasvi)Seat No. 19 by Chaman AroraA Few More Days by Usha VyasThe Tale of Dr Benevolent Narrated by a Parrot and a Myna by ChhatrapalA Better Way of Life by Lalit MangotraThe Sun on the Path by Om GoswamiThe Minaret, the River and Rajnath by Bandhu SharmaA First Rate Drunkard by Mohan Lal SapoliaTension by Narsingh Dev JamwalAgain by O.P. Sharma ‘Saarthi’The Hero by Madan MohanThe Absentee by Ved Rahi