Author: Ajeet Cour
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120719107
This collection of short stories have been translated into English from the original writings in Punjabi by the writer herself, and a few others translated by Khushwant Singh and others.
This collection of twelve short stories reflects all the shades and hues of the kaleidoscopic spectrum called life. Depicting the agony and ecstasy of existence, the torment of loneliness and awareness, the multi-layered complexities of our socio-political set-up with acid satire, these stories are a forceful encounter with the centre stage of of human situations.
The hallmark of Ajeet's creativity is her relentless search for truth and the integrity to get at it. It calls for commendable courage to explode popular myths and unmask the falsehood of a brazenly hypocritical society, which glorifies its hypothetical adherence to the highest ethical standards and noblest of humane values, but which in reality is mired in utter callousness and greed. So the themes of these collected short stories are as divergent as the human situations they deal with.