Author: S P Singh
Publisher: Guru Nanak Dev University
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8177700952
This collection of Parvasi Punjabi short stories covers a wide range of themes, situations, and characters. The major leitmotif is the call of homeland translating into the urge to return to the roots. In most cases the sense of exile is a crisis of identity emanating from the individually struggle to bridge the gap between the two worlds.
The conflicting pulls and tensions result form the desire to belong and to negotiate a new identity, no matter how fragle or tenuous it may be. The appeal of the stories lies in evoking sympathy with the common people engaged in carving niche for themselves in a foreign world. One may also read the book as a document of social and cultural history, offering psychological insight into the immigrant mind.
The project of translating these stories is guided by the conviction that the stories deserve a wider readership. The book targets those who are willing to break down the barriers of distant shores by Punjabi writers who are exploring a new world and yet looking back at the world they have left behind.
The Twin Shores
TARSEM SINGH NEELGIRI
The Green Card
A Tragic Tale From Alien Shores
The Raod to marriage
The Free Society
Across The Divide
The Bridge Across The River of Fire
To Whom Shall I Tell My Sorrow
Cancer and Flowers
A Glass of Sour Lassi
The Home Coming