Author: Hriday Kaul BharatiPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 110ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126005947
The seventeen stories presented in this collection explore inner realities through unconventional means breaking free from stereotypes.Kashmiri short story was born with the Progressive Movement in Kashmir and it accepted the standards and values dictated by the Movement unquestioningly. Nationalism and the desire for reaching out to people inspired most of the writers to switch over to Kashmiri even though they had started writing in Urdu.The early sixties marked the dawn of the modern Kashmiri short story. The short story writer today is trying to handle the changing values and uncertainties of his environment by bringing a fresh perspective to them and breaking free from the shackles of conventionality. CONTRIBUTORS: Akhtar Mohiuddin * Amin Kamil * Avatar Krishna Renbar * Anees Hamadani * Iqbal Fahim * Bansi Nirdosh * Bashir Akhtar * Tajh Begum Renzu * Rattan Lal Shant * Sohan Lal Kaul * Shamas-ud-din Shameen * Ali Mohammad Lone * Farooq Masoodi * Nasir Mansoor * Harikrishna Kaul * Hriday Kaul Bharati EDITOR: Hriday Kaul Bharati has written a number of plays and short stories. Tsakravyuh', his published collection of short stories, established his reputation as a serious chronicler of human dilemmas and sensibilities. He was awarded the Akashwani National Prize for Radio Play.TRANSLATOR: Neerja Mattoo writes in English and translates from Kashmiri into English. She was Professor and Head of Department of English, Government College for Women, Srinagar. She has a number of published works to her credit, including The Stranger Beside Me', the first ever translations of Kashmiri short stories into English.