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The Taste of an Hilsa and other Stories
The Taste of an Hilsa and other Stories

The Taste of an Hilsa and other Stories

by Nongthombam Kunjamohan Singh

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Sahitya Akademi


9788126028016 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 102



Nongthombam Kunjamohan Singh
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Author: Nongthombam Kunjamohan Singh
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Thounaojam Ratankumar Singh
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 102
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126028016


Ilisha Amagi Mahao (The Taste of an Hilsa), a collection of short stories, was first published in 1973 and the very next year it was given the Sahitya Akademi award in Manipuri.

The stories deal with undesirable but enforced physical and mental environment of the middle class people. Some of the stories depict the unwilling human compromise with the present social system and at the same time find out the latent reasons behind the corruption and bribery.


Thounaojam Ratankumar Singh (b.1958) is presently Professor and Head, Department of English, Manipur University. His publications include Lapsus Calami (poem / 1984), Ezra Pound and Imagist Poetry (Criticism / 2005) etc.



1. The Taste of an Hilsa
2. The Pull
3. The Judgement
4. The Fall of a Star
5. The Changed Profile
6. The Change of Mind
7. The Aftermath of the Incident
8. Cob-Web
9. Grandma Chaobi
10. Aunty Leibaklei
11. Cuckoo at the Spring End
12. Kamdhenu
13. The Acquiescence
14. The Fetters
15. Thirst
16. Today and Yesterday
17. Will it not Rain

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