The forty three stories, from twenty one language anthologised here reflect the diversity and complexity of life lived in India. From the Violence and Mass hysteria of the partition to the suppressed rage and the gnawing self – pity of individuals trapped in broken homes – these stories capture the outer and the inner lives of Indian society. The sacred and the Profane, the elite and subaltern meet in many layered narratives in these stories Providing us metaphors to visualise ourselves. These stories map an eventful century during which our country emerged into a nation. The images gathered here from the haunted interiors of the twentieth century are booth disquieting and illuminating.
E. V. Ramakrishnan (b. 1951), editor of this anthology, writes in English and Malayalam. born in Kannur, North Kerala, Ramakrishnan was educated at Tellicherry, Calicut and Hyderabad. He worked as a lecturer at three books of poems, including Being Elsewhere in Myself, in English, one collection of critical essays in English and four in Malayalam. he has edited an anthology of modern Indian poetry the true of Tongues (Shimla, 1999)
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