The East Wind and Other Short Stories

The East Wind and Other Short Stories

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Author: Zamiruddhin Ahmad
Shamoon Zamir/Muhammad Umar Memon
Translator(s): Zamiruddhin Ahmad/Shamoon Zamir/Memon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 207
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195796055


Focused primarily on the lives of Urdu-speaking Muslim families in Pakistan and pre-partition India, the stories in this volume explore the nature of compromise and moral death, and the emotional and sexual lives of women with a remarkable command of cultural detail and understatement.

The stories collected in this volume represent a distinctive contribution to the modern Urdu short story.

But the narrow canvas of the stories and their quietness should not obscure the sense of outrage that lies at the heart of these stories-an outrage at the continued destruction of the unique multicultural heritage of the subcontinent, and of the linguistic heritage of Urdu at the hands of sectarian violence and religious chauvinism.




A Note on the Translations

First Death

The Path of Righteousness

Unheard Lament

The East Wind

Dry Rains


The Still River

Wind and Rain

The Other Side of the Mirror

Without Grave or Shroud

On the Banks of the Ganges