Author: Neerja MattooSeveral Contributors/Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Neerja MattooPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 223ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126030590
Kath – Stories from Kashmir is a collection of short stories by major writers of fiction in Kashmiri. The stories – is a chronological order – cover the entire period from the late forties, when the first short story in Kashmiri was published, to the present decade. They reflect the changing concerns, values and moods of Kashmiri Society through its turbulent history from 1947 onwards. The writers represent all shades of opinion and ideology, coming from different social circles and religious identities. This makes it a valuable documentation of recent, Kashmiri history. Even though set in Kashmir, each story, in its own style illuminates a facet of life that has universal significance.
Introduction 1. Reply-paid post card by Dinanath Nadim 2. When the light Dawned by Somnath Zutshi3. The Lake and the Rock by Amin Kamil 4. The Shadow and the Substance by Amin Kamil 5. The Houri of Paradise by Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din 6. Man is of a stranger breed by Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din 7. Does anyone have the courage? By Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din8. The Strange Mohalla by Ali Mohammad Lone 9. Blood-bath by Habib Kamran 10. Human Heart by Umesh Kaul 11. The Paper Tigers by Sufi Ghulam Mohammad 12. The Beggars at the Durgah by Taj Begum Renzu 13. The Gift by Autar Krishen Rahbar 14. Radhakrishna’s Cat by Deepak Kaul 15. To Slavery Born by Bansi ‘Nirdosh’ 16. Smoked Fish by Hari Krishan Kaul17. The Saint And the Witch by Hari Krishen Kaul 18. The Stranger Beside Me by Hriday Kaul Bharati 19. The Ebony Ruler, a Splinter in the Heart and The Mill Smoke by Hriday Kaul Bharati 20. Unquenched Thirst by Ghulam Nabi Shakir21. The Disconnection by Rattan Lal Shant 22. Trivial Matters by Shankar Raina 23. The Empty Shell by Farooq Masudi 24. The Bridge by Majrooh Rashid 25. The Generous Chinar by Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq Glossary Notes on the Authors