The Throttled Street and other Stories

The Throttled Street and other Stories

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Author: Gangadhar Gadgil
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 167
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171547745


A stunning collection of short stories translated from Marathi by the author. The variety of theme, locale and presentation create a many-hued world-sensitively and suavely portrayed.

As the originator of the 'new short story', Gadgil's contribution to modern Marathi literature has been both innovative and influential. Before Gadgil, the short story in Marathi was mostly event and character based in structure and didactic or domestic in its orientation to life. Gadgil brought about a significant change in this convention-ridden tradition by evolving a short story which dealt with a variety of worlds in terms of a new psychological perception of human nature, a modern ironic presentation of post-war social reality and a new style appropriate to these thematic compulsions.


His stories seek to capture the obstinate asymmetry, the restless anarchy and the unruly inconsistency of human experience, unfettered by reductionist ideologies and homogenizing world views. - The Times of India

Gadgil's forte is his uncanny understanding of human psychology and the ruthless honesty with which he probes 'freckled human nature'. - Indian Literature