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Contemporary Kashmiri Short Stories

Contemporary Kashmiri Short Stories
Item Code: IDH122
Author: Hriday Kaul Bharati
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8126005947
Pages: 110
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.3" X 5.3"
About the Book

Kashmiri short story was born with the Progressive Movement in Kashmir and it accepted the standards and values dictated by the Movement unquestioningly. Nationalism and the desire for reaching out to people inspired most of the writers to switch over to Kashmiri, even though they had started writing in Urdu. Dinanath Nadim's Javabi Card (Reply-card) and Sommath Autshi's Yeli Phol Gash (When there was light) are the first two short stories written in Kashmiri.

The early sixties marked the down of the modern Kashmiri short story. The short story writer today is trying to handle the changing values and uncertainties of his environment by bringing a fresh perspective to them and breaking free from the shackles of conventionality.

The seventeen stories presented in this volume explorer inner realities through unconventional means breaking free from stereotypes.

About the Author

Hriday Kaul Bharati (b. 1937) has written a number of plays and short stories. Tsakravyuh, his published collection of short stories, established his reputation as a serious chronicler of human dilemmas and sensibilities. He was awarded the Akasshwani (AIR) National Prize for Radio play.

Neerja Mattoo (b. 1937) writes in English and translates from Kashmiri into English, She was Professor and Head of Department of English, Government College for Women, Srinagar. She has a number of published works to her credit, including The Stranger Beside Me, the first ever Translation of Kashmiri short stories into English.

Translator's Note 7
Akhtar Mohiuddin
Magical Webs11
Amin Kamil
The Cock-Fight15
Avatar Krishna Rehbar
The Glazed Eyes25
Anees Hamadani
The Burnt-Out Sun28
Iqbal Fahim
The Flow31
Bins Nirdosh
Love Marriage34
Bashir Akhtar
Some Tableaux, Some Snaps41
Taj Begum Renzu
Begum Sahiba's Administration45
Shankar Raina
Whose Turn Now?53
Rattan Lal Shant
A New Triangle68
Sohan Lal Koul
The Lost Self79
Shamas-ud-din Shameem
A Graveyard Under The Breast82
Ali Mohammad Lone
The Void87
Farooq Masoodi
Mind and Breath91
Nasir Mansoor
Harikrishna Kaul
Hariday Kaul Bharati
The Sunless Tomorrow106

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