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Publisher:Sahitya Akademi
Published In:2009
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.77 lbs
Pages:pp. vi + 477

The Title "Anthology of Hindi Short Stories" is written by Jai Ratan. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 8172015275|9788172015275 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. vi + 477 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Sahitya Akademi. We have about 1811 other great books from this publisher. Anthology of Hindi Short Stories is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Anthology of Hindi Short Stories, which originally appeared under the title Hindi Kahani Sanghrah is an excellent selection by Bhisham Sahni of the best stories written in Hindi during the last few decades. It features over 25 stories by well known writers like Amrit Lal Nagar, Bhisham Sahni, Mohan Rakesh, Amrit Rai, Kamleshwar, Markandaya, Nirmal Verma, Mannu Bhandari and Ram Darash Mishra. The stories are marked by a wide variety of themes, mostly related to contemporary social life, like alienation, loneliness, weariness, and the crisis of values.

This English translation retains the flavour and charm of the original in Hindi and is a must for those who desire to have a glimpse of the richness of contemporary Hindi literature.


1. Introduction/Bhisham Sahni
2. The Queen of Hearts/Phaneshwar Nath 'Renu'
3. Lord of the Rubble/Mohan Rakesh
4. Two Faiths/Amritlal Nagar
5. The Soul of Bhola Ram/Hari Shankar Parsai
6. Before Daybreak/Amrit Rai
7. The Midday Meal/Amarkant
8. Wang Chu/Bhisham Sahni
9. Lost Directions/Kamleshwar
10. Where Lakshmi is Imprisoned/Rajendra Yadav
11. The Cherry Tree/Ram Kumar
12. The Swan Flies Alone/Markandaya
13. The Miller of Kosi/Shekhar Joshi
14. My Enemy/Krishan Baldev Vaid
15. Exorcism/Shailesh Matiyani
16. Nanho/Shivprasad Singh
17. The Encircling Clouds/Krishna Sobti
18. Birds/Nirmal Verma
19. Trishanku/Mannu Bhandari
20. Return/Usha Priyamvada
21. The Paperweight/Giriraj Kishore
22. The Parrot/Hridayesh
23. Hell-Bound/Shaani
24. The Road/Ram Darash Mishra
25. The Gong/Gyanranjan
26. Encounter/Mudrarakshash
27. Disturbance/Ramakant
28. The Splinter/Govind Mishra
29. Go Your Way, Baba!/Kashinath Singh
30. Cake/Asghar Wajahat
31. The Return of the Assassins/Mithileshwar