Author: Romen Basu
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120718461
The twenty-one short stories in this volume indicate the complexities of the task of communicating the thought and emotion of a sub-continent with a history of over 3,000 years.
There is probably no better way to understand the greater Indian culture today than to read modern creative writing. The novel conveys his but takes time to write and read; poetry encapsulates it, but often defies translation. The short story, thus, offers the best chance of quick comprehension.
The authors hail from the east, west, north and south of India; they are both men and women who have lived through decades of social change, reacted to it, and reflected it with fidelity and imagination. Replete with diversity, they still cohere and jump to make the composite that know today as Indian culture and Indian life.