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Author: Lalit Mangotra
Ved Rahi/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Suman K Sharma/Lalit Mangotra
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126047475
Dogri Short Stories Today: Like any other short fiction in the Indic languages today, the Dogri short story too attempts to scan the absurdities of life.
There is the horror of a midnight knock in the terror-infested Kashmir (Midnight's Knock at the Door by Manoj), the tragicomedy of an elderly man who fails to recall at the bus station where he wants to go (Memory by Chhatrapal) and the compulsion of a mother to let her mentally challenged son die untreated because the poor fellow is unable to cope with life's harsh realities (A Mother's Compassion by Shakuntala Birpuri).
Other stories like Shiv Mehta's The Border, O.P. Sharma Vidyarthi's The Red-Throated Sparrow and Chaman Panthi's A Noose Undone bring to the reader the bitter-sweet-tangy flavor of the Dogra life.
Dogri Short Stories Today is a creditable attempt by noted Dogri author Lalit Mangotra to put together some of the best in the contemporary short fiction in that language.
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND TRANSLATOR:
Lalit Mangotra retired from the University of Jammu after a fruitful career in teaching and research. An acclaimed short story writer, poet, dramatist, critic and essayist, he has to his credit two collections of Dogri short stories. Lalit Mangotra has received the awards for Best Book from the J&K State Academy twice for his collection of short stories Zameen and essays Cheten Diyan Galiyan which received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011. He is also a recipient of the prestigious State Government award, 2009, for his contributions to the advancement of literature and culture.
Suman K Sharma is a writer, translator and columnist and has several books to his credit, including two novels, Vagabond (English) and Badalte Padaav (Hindi). Among his major translation works from Dogri to English are a collection of folk tales, Tales from the Tawi, Shailender Singh's novel Hashiye Par and a collection of Dogri short stories.
Gangotari by Ved Rahi
Memory by Chhatrapal
The Dharma Heights by Madan Mohan Sharma
Midnight's Knock at the Door by Manoj
Border by Shiv Mehta
A Mother's Compassion by Shakuntala Birpuri
The Funeral by Narsingh Dev Jamwal
Breaking Away by Lalit Mangotra
The Score by Champa Sharma
The Red-Throated Sparrow by O.P. Sharma Vidyarthi
Enough is Enough by Krishan Sharma
The End of an Unwritten Story by Nilambar Dev Sharma
Yet One More Experience by Nirmal Vikram
The Evil Jinnee by Shakunt Deepmala'
One More Ashwatthama by Chaman Arora
A Noose Undone by Chaman Panthi
For All His Worth by Jiten Thakur
Dilemma by Shivdev Singh `Sushir
An Undead Martyr by Raj Rahi
The Tap Ran: The Tap Goes Dry by Usha Vyas
Creeping Vine by Krishna Prem
Light on a Dark Bend of the Road by Om Goswami