Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

Product ID: 12104

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Author: Ram Lall
Translator(s): Avtar Singh Judge
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 252
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126015993


An English translation of Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Urdu Short Story Collection of 21 stories titled "Pakheru". Most of these stories pay homage to the soil and culture of Pakistan where the author lived before partition.

Stories in this anthology strives to fathom the laws of life through the broad spectrum of characters and events drawn with perceptive insights. The perennial conflict between right and wrong elevated to the nucleus of existence is the dramatic pivot around which most of the stories revolve.


Avtar Singh Judge is a journalist by profession. Ever since he graduated with honors from London University with Persian and Urdu as his special subjects, he has been translating fiction from Urdu and Punjabi into English. His English translation of Akademi's award-winning Urdu short stories, "Bazgoi" by Surendra Parkash was published by Sahitya Akademi in 1997.


Birds of Passage
The Burning Tyre
The Islands
An Obituary
Strange Moments
The Tigress' Paw
The Bookmark
The Man with Unseeing Eyes
Sunshine on the Stairs
Not Made for One Another
The Condolences
The Unoccupied Chair
The Winter Sun
The Question
The Animal
The Lost Paradise
The Return
The Claimants of Sweet MemoriesA Peep into the Closed Book
The Charred Poster