Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Geeta Dharmarajan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187649682
The best among those published during the last two years, this collection of two novella and six other outstanding stories - all award winners from eight languages -has been picked by scholars, critics and writers respected in their own languages.
With Bani Basu’s latest novella on Kolkata, and M Mukundan’s on kalarippayattu, Katha honors the novella for the first time. They add distinction to six other outstanding stories in this annual volume. The best among those published during the last two years, we hope these stories-handpicked by scholars, critics and writers, respected in their own languages-will please. Eight languages, eight award-winning stories, more than eight ways to explore the many-layered reality of life and living in India, the silences that make experience memorable. Enjoy!
PRAISE FOR EARLIER VOLUMES OF KATHA PRIZE STORIES
The Volume mirrors a canvas of change. The Big picture is that of a transitional land where the past exerts an inexorable pull even as the future beckons in earnest.
An interesting bunch of short stories… This collection filters the Indian vernacular narrative tradition through the sensibilities of some contemporary film-makers and an actor. A laudable project.
These are 17 short stories, each one like a polished jewel. Crafted rough yet honed to perfection. The translations have in them the same urgency that the writer tries to convey through his story. These are stories of desire, of want, of love, anger, distrust and disgust. Human emotions all universal in their theme. A salute to Katha for sharing with us what we may have missed otherwise.
This volume of Katha Prize Stories will definitely be a prized possession for those even faintly interested in contemporary creative writing in India.
Profound, poignant and pulsating, the present collection of short stories published during 1998-99 is another testimony to the truly commendable work that Katha has been doing since its inception.
A fistful of gems to treasure and share with friends.
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