Author: Nongthombam Kunjamohan SinghTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Thounaojam Ratankumar SinghPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 102ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126028016
Ilisha Amagi Mahao (The Taste of an Hilsa), a collection of short stories, was first published in 1973 and the very next year it was given the Sahitya Akademi award in Manipuri. The stories deal with undesirable but enforced physical and mental environment of the middle class people. Some of the stories depict the unwilling human compromise with the present social system and at the same time find out the latent reasons behind the corruption and bribery.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:Thounaojam Ratankumar Singh (b.1958) is presently Professor and Head, Department of English, Manipur University. His publications include Lapsus Calami (poem / 1984), Ezra Pound and Imagist Poetry (Criticism / 2005) etc.
Introduction1. The Taste of an Hilsa 2. The Pull 3. The Judgement 4. The Fall of a Star 5. The Changed Profile 6. The Change of Mind 7. The Aftermath of the Incident 8. Cob-Web 9. Grandma Chaobi 10. Aunty Leibaklei11. Cuckoo at the Spring End12. Kamdhenu13. The Acquiescence 14. The Fetters 15. Thirst 16. Today and Yesterday 17. Will it not Rain