Author: Ranga RaoTranslator(s)/ Edito: Ranga RaoPublisher: PenguinYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 244ISBN/UPC (if available): 014306181X
Bringing together some of the most renowned exponents of the contemporary Telegu Short story, the eighteen stories in this collection are representative of experiences that are at once sharply individual and undeniably universal.From the horrific but apt view of justice advocated in 'cattle thief' to the delightful verbal sparring in 'Can't Dance', from the disturbing vision of dehumanizing poverty in 'Shish' to the hilarious prospects of becoming a stock market Guru in 'By the Grace of our Goddess of wealth', these stories straddle realms as diverse as Dalitism, Naxalism, personal relationships and individual idiosyncrasies.Carefully chosen and skillfully translated this anthology is part of the series of contemporary short fiction in translation published by Penguin.
AcknowledgementsEditor's NoteTHIEVESBoya JangayyaCATTLE THIEFKolakaluri EnochMARIYAVinodini'CAN'T DANCE? BLAME THE PERCUSSIONIST!'Kandalam KamalammaSUNDAYKalipatnam Ramarao'WHAT IS MY NAME?'P SathyavathiSLUSHAllam RajaiahLENIN PLACEDr V Chandrasekhara RaoKAREEMUM LAUGHEDSaleemBLACK SKINC Ramachandra RaoWHAT IS YOUR NAME? MEN MADE BY GOD! AND GOD MADE BY MEN!Gurazada ApparaoTHAT MAN ON THE ROADMadhurantakam RajaramMANAVA FACTORK Sadasiva RaoTHE MANGO TREERaavi SastryICE PALANQUINSripathiIT IS THE WAY IT IS …B V Ramana RaoIN THE SHADE OF THE MAHABODHI TREEMunipalle B RajuBY THE GRACE OF OUR GODDESS OF WEALTHToleti Jaganmohana RaoAfterwordNotes on ContributorsCopyright Acknowledgements