Author: Joginder Paul
Translator(s): Sukrita Paul Kumar / Naghma Zafir
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123740840
Joginder Paul is one of the most significant voice of contemporary Urdu fiction. He brings to his work the expression of fresh experience and his fiction throbs with meaning, excels in artistic restrain and comes alive with all the simplicity and complexity of life itself.
This collection selected by the author himself includes the sensitive narration of a rag-picker’s life in the story Back Lane, the pulsating experiences of a doe delivering a baby in the wilds of Kenya in Harambe, the magical realism of life shared by the living and the dead in Khodu Baba ka Maqbara, as also insightful portrayals of the consumerist and oppressive world in many stories.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS:
SUKRITA PAUL KUMAR is a poet and critic, and teaches literature. Formerly a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, she ahs published three collections of poems.
NAGHMA ZAFIR teaches English at Zakir Husain College, Delhi and is a seasoned translator of fiction, poetry as well as critical writings form Urdu.
THE INSIDE STORY
Dera Baba Nanak
Khodu Baba Ka Maqbara
The Dying Sun
A Flock of Birds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR