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Khushwant Singh : Selects Best Indian Short Stories Vol II

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ISBN 10: 8172234643 / ISBN 13: 9788172234645
Published by Harper Collins, 2003
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Contents: Introduction. 1. Namu, the Dhobi/P.L. Deshpande. 2. No status for saints/B.K. Karanjia. 3. Confessions of a Dustbin/M. Karunanidhi. 4. The corpse/Kamleshwar. 5. The foreigner/Shiv K. Kumar. 6. The fat frog/P. Lal. 7. An accident/R.K. Laxman. 8. The gold frame/R.K. Laxman. 9. Woman at the window/R.K. Laxman. 10. Hush/Manohar Malgonkar. 11. Palace orders/ Manohar Malgonkar. 12. A slice of the Melon/Manohar Malgonkar. 13. Temple mouse/Manohar Malgonkar. 14. The landlady/Inder Malhotra. 15. Mozelle/ Saadat Hasan Manto. 16. Siraj/Saadat Hasan Manto. 17. Miss Scrooge/Dina Mehta. 18. An unprofitable sin/Mohan Rakesh. 19. The woman at the bus stop/Mohan Rakesh. 20. The accident/Bhisham Sahni. 21. The agnostic/Khushwant Singh. 22. The bottom-pincher/Khushwant Singh. 23. The kama sutra game/ Khushwant Singh. 24. The second nose/Yashpal. "Is there something special about the Indian short story? Yes, there is. It sticks to the traditional rules of the craft. It is in fact short and not a novella or an abridged novel. It revolves round one or at the most two or three characters and does not have a long dramatis personae as in novels. It is limited in time and space and does not span decades or spread out in different locales. It also has a well-formulated central theme and does not touch upon several topics or clashes of personalities. It has a distinct beginning, a build- up and usually a dramatic end, frequently an unexpected one which sums up the story. "In this anthology you will read stories by many writers well- known in their regional languages as well as those who made name. 272 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 47999

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Title: Khushwant Singh : Selects Best Indian Short ...

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

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Khushwant Singh, the country's foremost literary figure, serves up another volume of the finest fiction from across India. 'A good read . . . engaging . . . The names live up to their reputation.' - India Today 'Tremendous richness of characters on display.' - Deccan Herald 'Offers much . . . to the discriminating reader.' - Deccan Chronicle 'An eminently readable book . . . The range of geographical areas and social backgrounds that this selection represents are truly vast.' - The Tribune

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Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) authored over fifty books including A Train to Pakistan, a two-volume History and Religion of the Sikhs, which is still considered the most authoritative writing on the subject, innumerable collections of short stories and articles as well as translations of Urdu and Punjabi works. He was also the editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, a Times of India publication. His acerbic pen, his wit and humour, and, most of all, his ability to laugh at himself made him immensely popular.

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