Author: Prafulla Roy
Translator: John W Hood
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075775
The Stories in this volume dealing with the Partition of India and its continuing aftermath cover the whole of Prafulla Roy's creative life so far, including his first story as well as some of his most recent.
Roy looks beyond convenient communal labels to write about the essential humanity of people whose destinies, to varying extents, have been taken out of their hands by those who have propagated the politics of difference in the pluralist society of contemporary India. Roy is a master story teller with a gift for creating great moment out of seeming ordinariness. His characters are everyday, humble folk, whose predicaments are real and dramatic; their stories are told with an often disarming candor.
The translator John W Hood, an Australian scholar of Indian culture, earned his Ph.D. in Bengali historiography from the University of Melbourne. He has translated a variety of works from Bengali, and writes extensively on Indian art cinema.
List of Months and Seasons
One King Goes and Another King Comes
The Island in the River
The Dream Train
For a Little While
Where There is no Frontier