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Best of Indian Literature 1957 - 2007 - Volume 2 (A Set of 2 Books)
Best of Indian Literature 1957 - 2007 - Volume 2 (A Set of 2 Books)

Best of Indian Literature 1957 - 2007 - Volume 2 (A Set of 2 Books)

by Amitabha Dev Choudhury

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Sahitya Akademi


9788126041398 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 913



Amitabha Dev Choudhury
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Author: Amitabha Dev Choudhury
Bhisham Sahni/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee/A J Thomas
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 913
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126041398


Though modernity had dawned in Indian regional literatures in the early decades of the last century, and had almost simultaneously, taken up the cause of the nationalist movement and themselves developed tremendously in the process, each literature projecting the vision of a free, glorious Indian nation – although in actual fact the county was fragmented into several hundred little kingdoms - most of these regional literatures had not in fact consciously come up on the world scenario.

The confidence that Indian literatures were worthy of standing on their own feet along with the world’s best was not there even at the conceptual level. We were happy with where we were; Tagore’s Nobel Prize had given a fillip to the national pride, and sustained it for nearly half a century; but that had to sadly substitute for any kind of real evaluation and awareness of the worth of one’s own literatures.

It was about this time that Indian Literature was conceived and founded, in Oct. 1957, with the express purpose of making the nation aware of the existence of the various rich literatures of the linguistic regions of India.

As it sails past its Golden Jubilee Year, the development and growth a number of our regional languages have registered can be measured by the number of excellent translations they have produced in English which helped those literatures, in turn, to be catapulted onto the world stage.

Indian Literature can proudly claim the role of the beacon for all such translation activities. Truly, Indian Literature is the journal of Indian literature in English translation, the brand new discipline several of our universities have adopted recently, and which is being taken up by many more…

About The Editors:

Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee (b. 1947) is a reputed scholar, critic, cultural administrator, editor and translator. He has taught English Literature at a Gauhati University College and Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has also held important positions including Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi’s Eastern Regional Office at Kolkata and Director, National Book Trust, at New Delhi. He has also edited Sahitya Akademi’s prestigious bi-monthly journal Indian Literature for five years. An accomplished translator from Bengali into English and vice-versa, his English translations of books by major Bengali fiction writers like Mahasweta Devi, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Manik Bandyopadhyay and others have been very well received. A member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the National Translation Mission, Shri Bhattacharjee has been conferred excellence in translation award at the IBBY Congress, London 20l2. He has recently co-edited a volume titled Barbed Wire Fence, a compilation of narratives of displacement from the Barak Valley of Assam. Shri Bhattacharjee is currently working as the Director of K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi.

A.J. Thomas (b.l952) is an Indian English poet and fiction writer. He translates poetry, fiction, and drama and non-fiction prose from Malayalam. He was Assistant Editor of Indian Literature from November I997, Editor from April 2007 to October 2008, and Guest Editor from May 2011. He is also a Senior Consultant at IGNOU and is presently teaching English in Benghazi University, Ajdabiya Branch, Libya. Germination (poetry, I989) Bhaskara Pattelar and Other Stories, (Manas, I993), Reflections of a Hen in Her Last Hour and Other Stories (Penguin India), both Paul Zacharia's stories in translation, ONV Kurup’s verse-novel Ujjayini, (Rupa) and a poetry collection he edited, and This Ancient Lyre (Sahitya Akademi), are some of his noted contributions. His anthology appearances include The Literary Review Indian Poetry (USA-2009) and the HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (20l2) among others. He is the recipient of Katha Award, AKMG Prize (which enabled him to tour USA, UK and Europe in I997) and Vodafone Crossword Award (2007). He is also Senior Fellow, Department of Culture, Govt. of India and Honorary Fellow, Department of Culture, Government of South Korea and was invited as a Guest Speaker in writers’ conferences in South Korea, Australia, Thailand and Nepal.




A. Madhavan - Compensation
Amitabha Dev Choudhury - Morninger
Anand - The Tower of Victory
Arupa Patangia Kalita - Two Days from Phantom’s Diary
Baburao Bagul - The Scavenger
Bama - Annachi
Bashir Akthar - Where Water is Scarce
Bhabendranath Saikia - The Monsoon
Bhisham Sahni - The Portrait
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya - Makon’s God
Budhadeva Bose - The Story of Birupaksha Deb
C. Ayyappan - Spectral Speech
Chandrakanta - The Black Snow
Devanooru Mahadeva - The Ones who Sold Themselves
Dibyendu Palit - A journey Through the Last Time
Ganga Prasad Vimal - Farewell to You
Gangadhar Gadgil - Refugee City
Gita Hariharan - Retrospective
Gulabdas Broker - Music when Soft Voices Die
Indira Goswami - The Offspring
Jayant Kaikini - Dust
Jeelani Bano - The Surety
K. Saraswathy Amma - The Forbidden Path
Kamala Das - Marine Drive
Karur Nilkantha Pillai - Utuppan’s Well
Kishori Charan Das - I Can Make It
Kulvant Singh Virk - Your Milk. This!
Lalithambika Antherjanam - The Decree of Fate
M.M. Gurung - Desires, (and A Corpse)
M. Mukundan - Delhi 1981
M.T. Vasudevan Nair - The Day after the Downpour
Mahasweta Devi - The Son
Mahender Singh Sarna - Bridge over the Rapti
Manipadma ¬¬¬¬- Didn’t I Know It!
Manjul Bhagat - Step
Mannu Bhandari - Encircling Arms
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar - The Last Day of Vamadeva
Mridula Garg – Shadows

A.K. Ramanujan
Abdul Rahman
Ambar Bahraichi
Amitabha Gupta
Anis Uz Zaman
Anitha Thampi
Anju Narzari
Anubhav Tulasi
Anupama Basumatary
Anuradha Mahapatra
Anvar Ali
Archana Sahni
Arjan Hasid
Arun Kolatkar
Attoor Ravivarma
Balraj Komal
Chandra Prakash Deval
Chennaveera Kanavi
Desmond L. Kharmawphlang
Durga Prasad Panda
Elangbam Nilakanta Singh
Fahmida Riaz
Ghulam Mohd. Sheikh
H.L. Pushpa
H.S. Shiva Prakash
Harbhajan Singh
Hirendra Nath Dutta
Indira Sant
lrfan Siddiqui
Jayant Parmar
Jiban Narah
K.S. Narasimha Swamy
K. Satchidanandan
K. Siva Reddy
Kaifi Azmi
Kamala Das
Kanji Patel
Karthika Nair
Keshav Mahanta
Khaleel Mamoon
Kundan Mali
Kynpham Singh Nongkynrih
Lal Singh Dil
Lekshmy Rajeev
M.R. Kamala
Mahender Misir
Majrooh Sultanpuri
Malkhan Singh
Mallika Sengupta
Mamang Dai
Mandakranta Sen
Mangal Rathod
Mangalesh Dabral
Manushya Puthiran
Meena Kandasamy
Mona Zote
Mu. Metha

Bhikhari Thakur - Gabar Ghichor
Chandrashekar Kambar - Alibaba and Forty Thieves

Adoor Gopalakrishnan - Growing Up with Books
G. Parameshwaran Pillai - Excerpts from London and Paris: Through Indian Spectacles
Jayanta Mahapatra - Poetry as Freedom: The Door
Kunwar Narain - The Pressures of the Ancient Past, Rede?nition of Tradition
Manager Pandey - Truth Fears No Test


N.S. Madhavan – The Fourth World
Naa. Parthasarathy – A Fair Deal
Nabneeta Dev Sen – Stand Back, Please, It’s the Nobel!
Nanjil Nadan – Insolent Might
Nayantara Sahgal – Crucify Me
Nirmal Verma – A Splinter of the Sun
P. Lankesh – The Molten Time
Padma Sachdev – Are You O.K. Bu?
Paul Zacharia – A Day’s Work
Popati R. Hiranandani – Neither Song, Nor Fiction
Poornachandra Tejaswi – The Golden Dream
Premchand – Mandir, Masjid
Rachakonda Vishwanatha Sastry – Two Children
Rajendra Yadav – Tension
Ritwik Ghatak – Confession
Saadat Hasan Manto – Black Marginalia
Samaresh Basu – Adab
Sara Aboobacker – The Scorching Sun
Sarah Joseph – Inside Every Woman Writer
Satchidananda Raut Roy – The Dead Flower
Satyajit Ray – My Useless Uncle
Shantinath Desai – The Mediators
Sharankumar Limbale – Blue Flags
Srikrishna Alanahalli – The Bond
Sudhir Naoroibam – Nungshitombi and I
Sujata – Liberation
Sundara Ramaswamy – I Don’t Understand
Sundri Uttamchandani – This City
T. Padmanabhan – Gowri
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai – In the Flood
U. R. Ananthamurthy – Stallion of the Sun
V. K. N. – the Colonel
Vaasanthi – The Journey
Vishnu Prabhakar – Anniversary

N.G. Unnikrishnan
Namdeo Dhasal
Namita Nayak
Neela Padmanabhan
Nida Fazli
Nilim Kumar
P.P. Ramachandran
P.T. Narasimhachar
Pravasini Mahakud
Prayag Saikia
Priya Sarukkai Chabria
Radha R.
Rajeev Baruah
Rajendra Bhandari
Ranajit Das
Ranjit Hoskote
Ranjita Nayak
Robin S. Ngangom
S. Joseph
Salahuddin Parvez
Samarendra Sengupta
Sameer Tanti
Sant Ram Udasi
Saroj Mohanty
Saurav Saikia
Savithri Rajeevan
Senapati Pradyumna Keshari
Seshendra Sarma
Shefali Deb Barma
Shimanta Bhattacharyya
Sirpi Balasubramaniam
Soubhagyabanta Maharana
Subodh Sarkar
Sutapa Sengupta
Susheela Takbbore
Thachom Poyil Rajeevan
Utpal K. Basu
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Vivek Narayanan
Yoseph Macwan

H.S. Shiva Prakash – Madhavi
P. Balachandran – Poor Usman
Narendra Prasad – Sauparnika

Mulk Raj Anand – From the Progressive to the Post-modern
Namvar Singh – Decolonising the Indian Mind
Nirmal Verma – Apne Desh Vapsi
Rangarao Bhongle – A Semiotic Study of Dalit Poetry In Marathi
Robin S Ngangom – Poery in the Time

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