Indian Short Stories (1900-2000)

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About the Book 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 metapho...
About the Book

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.

 

About the Author

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)

 

Contents

 

Introduction  
Fictionalising India xiii
Assamese  
Bhadari 3
Boatman Tarini 9
English  
The Cow of the Barricades 25
Gujarati  
The Letter 33
Hindi  
The Shroud 43
Kannada  
Mangamma, the Curd-seller 55
Maithili  
Ramjani 71
Malayalam  
In the Flood 81
Admission of Guilt 89
Manipuri  
The Taste of the Hilsa 105
Marathi  
Bakas Mulani 113
Flint 121
Oriya  
Patent Medicine 137
Punjabi  
The Taxi Driver 147
Sindhi  
Brother Abdul Rahman 155
Tamil  
Undying Flame 163
Telugu  
Widow 173
Urdu  
Toba Tex Singh 185
The Quit 195
Part – II (1951-2000)  
Introduction  
Writing the Region,  
Imagining the Nation 211
Assamese  
The Rogue 225
Bengali  
Arjun 235
Dogri  
Bal Kak and Nono 247
English  
The Art of Dying 257
Gujarati  
Stepping in 275
White Dots in Dark Lanes 283
Hindi  
The Boss Came to Dinner 289
The Second Shock 301
Kannada  
Stallion of the Sun 313
Kashmiri  
The Cock Fight 347
Konkani  
The Vow 359
Maithili  
The Chathi Parmesri 369
Malayalam  
Sherlock 377
The Last Show 395
Manipuri  
Desert Flower 401
Marathi  
Mother 409
Nepali  
Post Script 421
Oriya  
Salvation 425
Punjabi  
Ali Baba's Death 439
Rajasthani  
Jasoda 455
Sindhi  
Aparajita 465
Tamil  
Murder 475
Telugu  
The Desolation Within 495
Urdu  
Lajwanti 515
Notes on Translators 531

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Item Code: NAK167 Author: E V Ramakrishnan Cover: Paperback Edition: 2011 Publisher: Sahitya Akademi ISBN: 9788126010912 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 549 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 695 gms
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