Author: Nirmal Verma
Translator: Prasenjit Ranjan Gupta
Publisher: Indialog Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981121
This volume of fourteen stories dealing with exile and dislocation, describe a possible arc of an exile's life - from the journey to the West to a return to India and separation from family. It also includes a critical introduction, a detailed bibliography and the Hindi originals
Fourteen stories dealing with exile and dislocation describe a possible are of an exile’s life –from the journey to the West to a return to India and separation from family. The volume includes a critical introduction, a detailed bibliography and the Hindi originals
Nirmal has been one of the few Indian writers among my contemporaries about whom I have felt that he is both universal and intensely Indian. Not only as a master craftsman of fiction he is important for me but as a writer who has raised in our difficult times the question f the integrity of a writer in relation to the validity or depth of his/her aesthetic perception. To keep one’s aesthetic and moral concerns so close and so undivided is indeed the hardest for a writer and only major writers have managed to do it. Nirmal is one of them to me.
—U R Anantha Murthy
To the subjects of exile, loss and displacement, Nirmal Verma brings a uniquely tender sensibility as well as a vision that is profoundly informed by the specificities of a wider historical experience. This is a major new collection from one of the contemporary world’s finest writers.
LANGUAGE, EXILE, AND TRANSLATION IN A POSTCOLONIAL CONTEXT
Postcoloniality and Language
Postcoloniality and Exile
Postcoloniality and Translation
AN INTRODUCTION TO THESE TRANSLATIONS
About Nirmal Verma
This Selection of Stories
Identity and Translation in "Burning Bush"
Some Other Points of Interest in These Stories
On "Bhram" and "Bhraman"
This Translator’s Approach
A Beginning/ Ek Shuruaat (H)
Their Rooms/ Unkey Kamrey (H)
One London Night/ London ki ek Raat(H)
Amalia/ Amaliya (H)
In Another’s Town/ Paraye Shahar Main(H)
Another World/ Doosri Dunia (H)
Differences/ Antar (H)
Father and Lover/ Pita and Premi(H)
The Man and the Girl/ Aadmi aur Ladki(H)
Burning Bush/ Jalti Jhadi(H)
Two Homes/ Do Ghar(H)
Last summer/ Pichhali Garmiyon Meain(H)
Guest for a Day/ Ek Din ka Mehman(H)