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DetailsNot long ago, several naysayers readied to write the epitaph of the short story. The novel, and the odd-novella, indeed appeared to relegate the short story to oblivion. Fortuitously, the short story slipped through with fresh and unexplored angularities to reclaim its rightful place in the corpus of world literature. Today, the short storys robustness continues to baffle the heretics and delight the believers.In India, particularly, hundreds of authors practise this craft in a multitude of languages, exploring a variety of themes, often in the face of stiff opposition from State-sponsored ideologues.Great Stories From Modern India brings under a single awning some of the most celebrated Indian writers who have excelled in the craft -SH Vatsyayan Agyeya,Rajinder Singh Bedi,Khushwant Singh,Amrita Pritam,Vaikom Muhammad Basheer,Premendra Mitra,Mulk Raj Anand,Balwant Gargi,Kamleshwar,Krishan Chander,Qurratulain Hyder,Ruskin Bond, andIndira Goswami, among others.While each story presents yet another unfathomable spectrum of human emotions in the writers unique voice, this anthology, like an orchestral piece, culminates in the shared quest of the meaning of existence, adversity, survival, annihilation, election, exile, crime, redemption and finally, homecoming.ABOUT THE EDITOR: SURESH KOHLI, was born in transit on 19 May 1947 during partition. Has since lived in New Delhi and Mumbai. Starting as a poet in English. Published first volume of verse, Deaths Epicure written between January 1965 and December 1969 (Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1970). Also known as a writer, translator, editor literary critic, film historian , he has so far published over 35 books. He is also a short and documentary film maker specializing in literature, art and culture. He has also conducted several interviews for the print and electronic media with national and international writers, poets, critics, playwrights, dancers, musicians, painters, film actors and film makers.AUTHORS:H Vatsyayan,Rajinder Singh Bedi,Khushwant Singh,Amrita Pritam,Vaikom Muhammad Basheer,Premendra Mitra,Mulk Raj Anand,Balwant Gargi,Kamleshwar,Krishan Chander,Qurratulain Hyder,Ruskin Bond and Indira Goswami andothers.
SKU Code PRK B 4839 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789383202201 Author Name SURESH KOHLI Publisher Name OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL