Author: Mulk Raj AnandS Balurao/Translator(s)/Editor: Mulk Raj Anand / S BaluraoPublisher: SterlingYear: 1991Language: EnglishPages: 140ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120706110
This Anthology of Modern Indian Short Stories, significantly called Panorama, aims at giving a glimpse of he Indian genius in the field of short fiction today. It consists of a story each from 21 writers in major Indian languages all of whom are actively writing and belong to the mainstream in their languages.Most of the writers represented here are recipients of the Sahitya Akademi Award and some have, in addition, won the Jnanpith Award-the two most prestigious literary awards in the country. The discerning reader will not fail to observe that a two-fold criterion has been at work in the selection of the stories in this volume: Firstly, per se, each story stands by itself as a work of art. Secondly, it essentially gives a feel of the Indian experience, thereby establishing the identity of Indianness in Indian literature.The Anthology also fills a long-felt gap, for there has not been another of its kind for along time now, compiled with an all-India perspective in terms of the panorama of languages and the experience it affords. The anthology is also proof that the short story in Indian continues to be a live and vibrant form, with a glorious past and an assured future.
INTRODUCTIONThe short Story and the Indian ExperienceSermon on the Mount (from Assamese)Seeds (from Bengali)Indifferent Distances (from Bengali)And Now She is Dead (from Gujarati)Jailor Amin Chand (from Hindi)Encircling Arms (from Hindi)A Night in London (from Hindi)The Victor (from Hindi)Initiation (from Kannada)Light and Shade (from Kashmiri)For Ever Virgin (from Malayalam)Gallows (from Marathi)Ants (from Oriya)The Third Woman (form Punjabi)One Touch of Garlic (from Tamil)The Fall of a Boulder (from Telugu)Memories of an Indian Childhood (from Urdu)Lost Child (from English)An Astrologer’s Day (from English)Running Away from Home (from English)Sale (from English)AFTERWORDNOTES ON AUTHORS AND TRANSLATORS