The Alien Home & Other Stories

The Alien Home & Other Stories

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Author: Jeelani Bano
Zakhia Mashhadi/
Translator(s): Zakhia Mashhadi
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 154
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123743424


The short stories of Jeelani Bano occupy a unique place in contemporary Urdu literature. While amazing thematic variety, intellectual depth and technical excellence mark her ocuvre, her stories are characterized by their humane approach, deep compassion and strong concern for the deprived sections of the society.

This collection, selected by the author herself, brings together some of her best writing in the genre, some of them for the first time in English translation. And brings to a wider readership a powerful voice of contemporary Indian literature.



The Alien Home
Nothing But the Truth
The Spectacle
A Day in the Labour Room
The Meat Sellers
Far Away from the Desert of Karbala
The Enlightenment
Let us Talk of Flowers
A Cigarette Smouldering in the Ashtray
The Scooterwalla
The Invisible People
Grieving One’s Own Death
The Criminal
Now Justice will Prevail