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Hindi:  Handpicked Fictions
Hindi: Handpicked Fictions

Hindi: Handpicked Fictions

by Sara Rai

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Product ID:11929

Language

English

Publisher

Katha

ISBN

8187649410 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 260

Binding

Paperback

Sara Rai

Author: Sara Rai
Translator(s): Sara Rai
Publisher: Katha
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 260
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187649410

Description

A unique collection of twenty one short stories by writers who have spent years engaging in their art. The stories in this anthology would hold an element of surprise for the Western reader who might come to them expecting the narrative technique and the fabric of life depicted in the stories to be very different from the West.

The short story has been part of the heritage of most cultures in the form of fables and tales and in this sense is one of the oldest genres in the world. It has also been part of the Indian heritage, manifest in the didactic tales of the Panchtantra, the urbane romances of the Kathasarita Sagar and the parables of the Upanishads. The oral tradition of storytelling goes back hundreds of years. However, the modern short story in Hindi largely developed in the twentieth century, when a need was felt not only to link with the past but also to find and invent new forms of reaction to the British colonial presence, as also new ways to express the modern, secular Indian identity it brought into being.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Fire by Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

Taking Leave by Zahra Rai

The Steamer by Ram Kumar

The City of Death by Amarkant

Shammonjaan's Freedom by Krishna Sobti

Married Women by Mohan Rakesh

Apprehension by Kunwar Narain

The Guest by Nirmal Verma

The Funeral Procession by Shrikant Verma

The Color Blue by Vijay Chauhan

The Acquaintance by Ramnarayan
Shukla

The Homecoming by Usha Priyamvada

The Crowd by Vinod Kumar Shukla

Ba by Jyotsna Milan

The Festival by Mehrunnisa Parvez

Traffic Jam by Sanjeev

Paper Bullets by Abdul Bismillah

The Golden Waist Chain by Uday Prakash

Our Small World by Sara Rai

March, Ma and Sakura by Geentajali Shree

The Purgative by Alka Saraogi

Notes on Contributors

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