Selected Hindi Short Stories

Selected Hindi Short Stories

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Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Rajendra Awasthy
Publisher: Fusion Books
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 192
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8128802879


Hindi is the national language of India spoken by a majority of its population and understood by many more. Hence it is imperative that important and popular fiction written in Hindi is made available to the non-Hindi speaking people at home and abroad. This anthology is the first step towards that direction.

In a vast country like India, where great regional differences in culture and behavior obtain, and the various languages retain their exclusive origins and identities, it is not possible to maintain a complete and continuous communication between different parts of the country on a national scale. There cannot be a truly meaningful awareness of the country's total literary activity and output without such intercommunication through the medium of translation. Translations of some of the better known works of Indian literary giants like Tagore, Premchand and others have been successfully undertaken and their wirings have been read and enjoyed in all parts of India. There has, however, been no systematic endeavor to take up the important works of each region and present them in a widely understood language.

Fusion Books, has planned the publication of a series of anthologies of English translations of modern short stories written in the different Indian languages, with the aim of bringing the people of India closer together and making Indian literature available in other parts of the world. The task of selecting, editing and translating the stories has been entrusted to competent writers and critics and the series, when complete, will present a full picture of the contemporary short story in India.



The Curtain
The Drummer
The Oilman of Kakran
Yet Another Life
Gulki Banno
Under Cover of Darkness
Scattered Ashes
Like a Pigeon
The Blue Lake
The Dacoits had Come
The Pimple
I Am Not a Mother?
Brief Moments of Intimacy
The Summer of Discontent
Between Man and Man
Beyond Endurance

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