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Publisher:Sahitya Akademi
Published In:2005
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.08 lbs
Pages:pp. 263

The Title "Krishan Chander Selected Short Stories" is written by Gopi Chand Narang. This book was published in the year 2005. The ISBN number 8126021772|9788126021772 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 263 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Sahitya Akademi. We have about 1811 other great books from this publisher. Krishan Chander Selected Short Stories is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest short story writers in Urdu after Premchand, Krishan Chander reached the height of his fame with Ek Gadhe Ki Sarguzasht (A Donkey's Autobiography), published in 1957, which sold over 2,00,000 copies.

Protesting against the exploitation of man by man, Krishan Chander pleads passionately in his stories for harmony and understanding. For instance, in "Hum Vahishi Main" (1947) he dwells on the futility of brute killings in the wake of the partition of the country, while in "Annadata" (1945) he paints a savage picture of the Bengal famine of the forties. The same concern for humanity runs through his stories "Kalu Bhangi", "Mahalakshmi Bridge" and "Aunt Isari".

Krishan Chander (b. 1914-d.1977), did his M.A. in English, and subsequently studied law. His works, which comprise nearly 80 volumes, cover a wide range of themes. Beginning with humorous pieces, he switched over to writing Fiction after he came under the influence of the Romantics in 1935. Soon from an immature romanticist, he matured into a sophisticated artist evolving a style of his own. His robust idealism is imbued with a certain poetic glow and his 'happy tone' reflects his own kindliness and good humour. Sympathetic to the sufferings of the poor, he is never severe or caustic. The Book carries a scholarly Introduction by Gopi Chand Narang. Jai Ratan's sensitive translation brings into English all the vividness of the original.

About the Author

Gopi Chand Narang (b. 1931), is an eminent scholar, critic and linguist. His main interests are literature and linguistic studies, classical Urdu literature and modern Urdu poetry and fiction. Gopi Chand Narang has done much to modernise literary criticism in Urdu through the applications of stylistics and structuralism. He has published more than 30 books.

Prof. Narang has received many awards including the President of Pakistan's Special Gold Medal (1978), the Ghalib Award (1985), and the Khusrau Award (1987). He was honoured with the Padmashri in 1990. Presently he is President, Sahitya Akademi.

Jai Ratan (b.1917), who retired as a senior business executive, was educated at the Forman Christian College in Lahore, from where he took Master's degree in English. He is a founder member of the Writers Workshop, Kolkata.

A creative writer himself, he has translated over 36 volumes from Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi into English. He has also edited several anthologies and has been a resource person in various translation workshops organised by the Sahitya Akademi. Designed : Biplab Kundu
Selected : Gopi Chand Narang



1. A Street Two Furlongs in Length
2. Kalu Bhangi
3. The Mahalakshmi Bridge
4. The Carpet
5. Aunt Isari and Her Debt
6. The Full Moon Night
7. At the Hotel Firdaus
8. Shehzada
9. Dani
10. The Dreamer
11. The Soldier
12. The Jamun Tree
13. The Silver Girdle
14. Miss Eliot's Spring-Tune
15. The Man in a Pot-Hole
16. The Cat and the Minister
17. The Brinjal Cut-Out
18. The Peshawar Express
19. Preeto
20. Distant Dreams
21. Minty
22. The Chinese Fan
23. Higher Mathematics
24. When God was a Child :
i. I am an Ass

25. The Well at the Cross-roads