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Circle and Other Stories
Circle and Other Stories

Circle and Other Stories

by Intizar Husain

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Product ID:14009

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129105772 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 134

Binding

Hardcover

Intizar Husain

Author: Intizar Husain
Translator(s): Rakhshanda Jalil
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 134
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129105772

Description

The stories in this collection are drawn from the rich oral narrative tradition of the Indian subcontinent, on sources as diverse as the Katha Sagar, puranic lore, sufi legends, Jataka tales, kissa-kahani and dastan, as well as Intizar Husain’s own training and experience as a veteran newspaper man.

In story after story he seeks to retrieve the past, to see it better, to understand it, maybe even learn from it. Taken together, they cover a gamut of emotions-nostalgia for a world left behind in India, angst for the amputated other abandoned in the former East Pakistan, concern over the two emerging nuclear powers, a cathartic repurging of his own Shia Muslim legacy and much more.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

RAKHSHANDA JALIL is a freelance writer, book-editor and translator. She runs a small organization called Hindustani Awaaz whose intention is to popularize and position Hindi and Urdu literature. She is Visiting Fellow at the Academy of Third World Studies.

Contents

TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION

Circle

Captive

Needlessly

Cloud

Jabala’s Son

Reserved Seat

Sleep

Those Who Are Lost

Between Me and the Story

The Death of Sheherzad

Fate and Dream

Glossary

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