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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I liked particularly the stories by Qurratulain Haider, they were as vintage and classic as their times. Rishi Ketu rated it really liked it Dec 06, Feb 06, Jabar is currently reading it.
Having read these, I’d say it is difficult to find such finesse in the craft of writing short stories today.
Stallion Of The Sun and other Stories. As diverse as it gets. 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. Singh’s weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country. HarperCollins 26 April Language: Khushwant Singh is Sttories best known writer and columnist. Add all three to Cart.
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The Big Fat Joke Book. Item s unavailable for purchase. Since it is a collection of short stories across varied themes, you are bound to find some to your interest. A mixed bag but better selection than Vol. Alisher Waris rated it it was amazing Jan 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.