Man Whose Name Did Not Appear in the Census and other Stories

Man Whose Name Did Not Appear in the Census and other Stories

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Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 109
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8122204139


This book features a selection of 10 short fictions from the mighty pen of India's famous literary personality.


The volume is remarkable for the variety of its inspiration.
-Manchester Guardian, UK

Anand is an excellent reconteur, the stories have the power to charm.
-Weekend Review

Anand’s picture is real, comprehensive, and subtle, and the shifts in moods, from farce to comedy, from pathos to tragedy, and from the realistic to the poetic, are remarkable.
-V S Pritchett, British Literary Critic

Anand is indeed adept in the art of spinning a yarn.
-Punjab Journal of English studies Guru Nanak Dev University


MULK RAJ ANAND, novelist, short story writer, essayist and art critic, alongwith Raja Rao and R K Narayan, is frequently referred to as founding father of Indo-English writing. Anand’s prolific writing career spanned more than 75 years, during which he was widely identified with the quest for a just, equitable, and forward-looking India. He was born on December 12, 1905 and died on September 28, 2004.


The Man Whose Name Did Not Appear in the Census
Dedicated to S A Dange

The Road
Dedicated to Keidrych Rhys and Lynette Roberts

The Bridegroom
Dedicated to Mushrif Haq

The Two Lady Rams
Dedicated to Maithild Nawiasky

The Prodigal Son
Dedicated to Arnold Ratternbury

The Thief
Dedicated to K A Abbas and Krishnan Chander

A Village Idyll
Dedicated to Cedric Dover

Dedicated to Anais Nin

Little Flower
Dedicated to Peter Johnson

The Tractor and the Corn Goddess
Dedicated to Sharokh Sabavala