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Publisher:Sahitya Akademi
Published In:2010
ISBN-10:8172010591
ISBN-13:9788172010591
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.10 lbs
Pages:pp. [vii] + 241, Acknowledgement

The Title "Contemporary Indian Short Stories in English" is written by Manoj Das. This book was published in the year 2010. The ISBN number 8172010591|9788172010591 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. [vii] + 241 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Sahitya Akademi. We have about 1811 other great books from this publisher. Contemporary Indian Short Stories in English is currently Available with us.

About the Book

This well-chosen collection of 24 Short Stories contains some of the best writing in English that has emerged from India in the recent past. Several of these stories have appeared in various collections, anthologies and journals in India and abroad. Though written in English "the tempo of Indian life" as Raja Rao says, "is beautifully infused into the English expression." The style though distinctive in each story, is markedly Indian, and reveals the writers' rootedness in contemporary Indian reality.

About the Author

Khwaja Ahmed Abbas (b. 1914), writer. Journalist, film maker. Published over 25 books In Urdu and English.

Mulk Raj Anand (b. 1906), novelist and art critic; has been alternatively engaged in teaching, writing and journalism. Author of more than 40 books, his novels Coolie, The Untouchables and Two Leaves and a Bud established him as a major writer of Indian fiction. He is a Fellow of the Sahitya Akademi and the Lalit Kala Akademi.

Sujatha Balasubramaniam, a well-known Fiction writer.

Ruskin Bond (b. 1934). short-story writer, poet, novelist and author of several internationally acclaimed books for children. His novel The Room on the Roof won the John Llewellyn Rhy's Prize in 1971 and also the British Award for Commonwealth Writer.

Upamanyu Chatterjee (b. 1959), novelist and I.A.S. officer. Author of English August published in 1988.

Keki Daruwalla (b. 1937), poet and short-story writer with five collections of poetry, a volume of short stories and an Anthology of Indian poetry. His collection of poetry Keeper of the Dead received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984.

Kishori Charon Das (b. 1924), poet, short-story writer and essayist in Oriya and English. Awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1976 for his novel Thakura Chara.

Manoj Das (b. 1934). writes in Oriya and English. Author of more than 20 publications. Recipient of several awards including the Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award (1965), Prajatantra Vishwa Milan Short Story Award (1970) and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1972). Edits The Heritage, a monthly.

Sunita Jain (b. 1941), author of 12 books in Hindi and 13 books in English. Recipient of the Vreeland Award and the Marie Sandoz Prairie Schooner Fiction Award twice.

Arun Joshi (b. 1939), writer and businessman and author of four novels, one collection of short stories, and a Business History 'book. Received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982 for his novel The Last Labyrinth.

Shiv K. Kumar (b. 1921). poet, playwright, fiction writer, translator and critic. Published five collections of poems, two novels, a collection of short stories, one play and a substantial body of literary criticism. His novel Trap/alls in the Sky received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987.

Jayanta Mahapatra (b. 1928). poet, fiction writer and translator Is Reader in Physics at Ravenshaw College. Cuttack. Awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for Relationship In 1981.

Manohar Malgaonkar (b. 1913) novelist and short-story writer with over 25 publications. Important works include Distant Drum. The Princes and A Bend in the Ganges.

Anita Mehta, a well-known fiction writer.

Dina Mehta (b. 1928) fiction writer, playwright, critic and Managing Editor of Kaiser e Hind has won national and international awards for her television and radio plays. She was the fiction editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India (1976-1983).

Chaman Nahal (b. 1927) author of seven novels, a collection of short stories and is currently working on The Gandhi Quartet'. Received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977 for Azadi and the Federation of Indian Publishers Award twice (1977 & 1979) for his novel. Currently he is a Professor of English at Delhi University.

R.K. Narayan (b. 1906), well-known novelist and short story. Awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1960 for The Guide.

Raja Narasimhan (b. 1930). writer and Journalist. Author of five novels and a Book of criticism Sensibility under Stress : Aspects of Info-English Fiction.

Padma Pereira (b. 1937), a well-known fiction writer. Among her significant works are Coigns of Vantage. Doctor Salaam and Other Stories and Birthday Death day. Recipient of Hopwood Award and Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship.

Raja Rao (b. 1909), novelist and short-story writer is author of more than 80 books, his novel Serpent and the Rope received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1963. Received Padma Bhushan in 1969.

Nayantara Sahgal (b. 1927). novelist and author of 14 books, numerous articles and short stories. Important publications include Prison and Chocolate Cake, A Time to be Happy and Rich Like Us (Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award, 1986 and Sinclair Prize).

A Joy Sen, a well-known fiction writer.

Khushwant Singh (b. 1915). writer and journalist. Founder-editor of Yojana and ex-editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India. Author of more than 15 publications, his latest novel is Delhi (1990).

Ashok Srinivasan (b. 1943) short-story writer and editor of Indian Horizon.

Contents

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1. K.A. Abbas Cold Wave
2. Mulk Raj Anand the Liar
3. Sujatha Balasubramaniam the Betrayal
4. Ruskin Bond the Eyes are Not Here
5. Upamanyu Chatterjee Versus the Godman
6. Keki Daruwalla the Jahangir Syndrome
7. Kishori Charan Das Fish Mayonnaise
8. Memo/Dos the Submerged Valley
9. Sunita Jain Heavy is Gold
10. Arun Joshi the Boy with the Flute
11. Shiv K. Kumar to Nun With Love
12. Jayanta Mahapatra Eyes
13. Monohor Molgaonkar A Pinch of Snuff
14. Anita Mehta Letters/4, 5. and 6
15. Dina Mehta Absolution
16. Chamon Nahal the Womb
17. R.K. Narayan Green Sari
18. Raji Narasimhan A Toast to Herself
19. Padma Pereira Afternoon of the House
20. Raja Rao India-A Fable
21. Nayantara Sahgal Martand
22. A Joy Sen If it were not for the Child
23. Khushwant Singh The Bottom Pincher
24. Ashok Srinivasan Not to be Loose Shunted

About the Authors

About the Compiler

Shiv K. Kumar (b. 1921, Lahore), is a literary critic, poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright and translator. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Cambridge. He was chairman of the Department of English at Osmania University and subsequently Professor of English and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Central University of Hyderabad from where he retired as its Vice-Chancellor.

He has to his credit 12 collections of poems Articulate Silences, Woolgethering, Woodpeckers, Trapfalls in the Sky, Cobwebs in the Sun, Subterfuges, Thus Spake the Buddha, Thus Spake Lord Krishna, Voice of the Buddha, Losing My Way, Intizar (Urdu & Hindi) and Turn Kaho Mein Sunoo (Urdu & Hindi) etc. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review (London) Ariel, Southern Reivew.etc. Several of his poems have been broadcast over the BBC. He is also the author of 5 novels The Bone's Prayer, Nude Before God, A River with Three Banks, Infatuation and the most recently published Two Mirrors at the Ashram. He has authored 2 collections of short stories Beyond Love and other stories and To Nun With Love and other stories, one play The Last Wedding Anniversary and a translation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. His research papers have appeared in such internationally known journals as Modern Language Review, Notes and Queries, Modem Philology, Journal of Art and Aesthetics, English Studies and Toronto Review of English Studies.

In 1978, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), and in 1987 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for his collection of poems Trapfalls in the Sky. In 2001, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contribution to literature.

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