Author: Kishori Charan DasTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): KK Mahapatra/Kishori Charan DasPublisher: B R PublishingYear: 1993Language: EnglishPages: 160ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170187443
This book brings together 16 short stories of the bilingual writer who writes short stories, poems, and essays, in Oriya and English, with a penchant for short stories. Some of the stories included in this collection were orginally published in Oriya.AN EXCERPT from Author's Introduction “In the final analysis, what matters most is not the so-called inputs but the world-view of a writer, derived from the totality of his experience. My own happens to be a world that is fascinating, peopled by characters given to flashes of illumination in situation of conflict that lead to nowhere. Climaxes that do not clinch the issue, but are meant to be satisfying nonetheless, opening out to horizons that might be reached some day. It is this unholy perception that has helped me to the crucial twists and turns, the alchemies that have yielded the ‘gold’ of my stories”.-Kishori Charan Das in ‘An Introduction’.
Introduction1.The Broken Taj2.Cold Waves3.The Prayer Room4.Fish Mayonnaise5.A Saucer of Milk6.The Visitor7.The Hundred Sons8.The Midnight Moon9.The Hills10.Living with Krishna11.Dispossessed12.Other Ashes13.The Meaning of Monsoon14.Cooking of the Cuckoo15.The Moving Train16.the Prize