This anthology was published in I opened it thinking it was a selection by man of letters Khushwant Singh from among the best short stories in modern or. The Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate remarkable originality. It revolv. Khushwant Singh, the country’s foremost literary figure, serves up another volume of the finest fiction from across India. ‘A good read.
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True to his word, Khushwant Singh’s anthology is a kind of all-India curry cooked with spices gathered from different parts of the subcontinent. Overall an enjoyable book and recommended for those who want to have a quick and light read.
From his time there, he put together a delectable selection of short stories that have been published by Harper Collins India in two volumes. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.
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An eclectic collection of short stories from various parts of India. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stories are quite entertaining and thought provoking. It includes two stries by Khushwant Singh khushwamt.
Khushwant Singh Selects Best Indian Short Stories.
Having read these, I’d say it is difficult to find such finesse in the craft of writing short stories today. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Big Fat Joke Book. In “Confessions of a Dustbin” by Karunanidhi the author describes the life from the perspective of a dustbin into which people keep discarding unwanted stuff and it being cleared by the municipality truck.
Nice collection, enjoyed reading the nosegay of short stories by Indian writers!!! In the end the country bumpkin tries to double cross them and tries to run away with the extorted money to satisfy his grandfather’s dream of flying from his hometown to Delhi by airplane.
Balajee Tirupati rated it liked it Aug 31, For a little over nine years, Khushwant Singh edited The Illustrated Weekly of India at which time it retained stogies top position in the country for the quality of short Ever since I’ve picked up reading again, I find myself drawn to short stories for the snack-sized serving they offer in moments when you’re not quite willing to commit to a seven course meal.
The Legend of Ramulamma. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. You can leave it in the middle and come back [which wont be difficult as its definitely not a page turner] and continue again without the “interuppted” feel. Karunanidhi and RK Laxman.
Blue Are the Far Off Mountains. Both the stories of Sadat Hasan Manto, selected by Khuswant Singh have the element of sexuality in them and this is not surprising given the proclivity of Khushwant Singh for writing stories with at least a tinge sex in them. Khushwant Singh’s lust is never too far behind when you wonder why some of the stories got picked. River of Flesh and Other Stories. In this story the author illustrates how a person running away from crime almost crashes into a tree because the papers that he had carelessly thrown in the back seat are stirred up by the air circulating through the car and covers his face preventing him from seeing where he is headed.
An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. Add all three to Cart. Feb 17, Jafar rated it really liked it. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.
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