This anthology was published in I opened it thinking it was a selection by man of letters Khushwant Singh from among the best short stories in modern or. The Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate remarkable originality. It revolv. Khushwant Singh, the country’s foremost literary figure, serves up another volume of the finest fiction from across India. ‘A good read.
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Khushwant Singh is a master of vocabulary and this choicest collection of stories shows his taste for words and prose. Karunanidhi and RK Laxman. Ever since I’ve picked up reading again, I find myself drawn to short stories for the snack-sized serving they offer in moments when you’re not quite willing to commit to a seven course meal.
The art of short story writing is indeed an eloquent and yet an enigmatic one, is what is unfolded through this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is definitely iindian to my list of favourite short story writers. Khushwant Singh does a fine editorial job with selecting of some of the best short stories and the writers. See our Returns Policy. Visit our Help Pages. Some stories you would find pointless in beginning and sums up everything in the end nicely.
Having read these, I’d say it is difficult to find such finesse in the craft of writing short stories today. I liked particularly the stories by Qurratulain Haider, they were as vintage and classic as their times. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nov 30, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it liked it. Overall an enjoyable book and recommended Khushwant Singh is a master of vocabulary and this choicest collection of stories shows his taste for words and prose.
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His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. Rashmin rated it liked it Jun 02, Strangers on the Roof. The Legend of Ramulamma.
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Dec 07, Sarbjit rated it really liked it. I liked particularly the stories by Qurratulain Hai Khushwant Singh does a fine editorial job with selecting of some of the best short stories and the writers. Singh’s weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country.
The author has three stories of his own all obviously reflecting his beliefs and topics close to his heart, that of Agnosticism, bottom pinching and Kama Sutra.
The hest that appealed to me were as follows: The range of geographical areas and social backgrounds that this selection represents are truly vast. At the Eleventh Hour.