The Second Nose & Other Stories

The Second Nose & Other Stories

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Author: Yashpal
Translator(s): Anand
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 189
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129108623


The Stories in this anthology, some of them appearing for the first time in English translation, seek to give a larger view of Yashpal as a short story writer as well as provide a taste of his forthright approach to the questions of his time.

Whether exploring the theme of the complicity of the ruled with the rulers, or the unquestioning supplication of human beings to a deity or faith, or social reform and social protest, the stories are coloured by the author’s deep concern with the India he fought for and Dreamed of.

In a world weary of territorial strife, religious rancour and social iniquities, the stories are perhaps more relevant today than when they were written almost fifty years back.


Translator’s Introduction

The Second Nose

The Ostracised

The Witch

The Right to Grief

Borrowed Happiness

Honest Bread

Kala Aadmi

The Testimonial of Loyalty


The Devi’s Blessing

The National Anthem

One Cigarette

The Robber Woman

The Priest Who Saw God

The Mire of Sin

Story Sources