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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The Collected Short Stories. The Adivasi Will Not Dance. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Khushwant Singh’s lust is never too far behind when you wonder why some of the stories got picked. The Legend of Ramulamma. You can leave it in the middle and come back [which wont be difficult as its definitely not a page turner] and continue again without the “interuppted” feel. See all customer images. 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. With a strong central theme, and only a few characters, each of these stories carry the magic of an era long gone.

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 author shows his atheism and his scoff for religion by speaking about the sexual escapades that the dustbin learns about the Indian An eclectic collection of short stories from various parts of India.


From his time there, he put together a delectable selection of short stories that have been published by Harper Collins India in two volumes. Love Is the Ultimate Winner. Mar 04, Fury Jain rated it liked it.

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An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. M T Vasudevan Nair. Some of them very good and some not so great. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Khushwant Singh, the country’s foremost literary figure, serves up another volume of the finest fiction from across India. Please review your cart. The range of geographical areas and social backgrounds that this selection represents are truly vast.

In the end the country bumpkin tries to double cross them and tries to run away with the extorted money to satisfy his grandfather’s dream of flying from his hometown to Delhi by airplane. Leave it when suort turns up and go back to it when you wanna have hsort short snack of words without feeling interrupted.


It was a matter of prestige for young authors to have their work published in this weekly news-magazine.

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HarperCollins 26 April Language: Stories are quite entertaining and thought provoking. You’ve successfully reported this review. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. An absolute heart warming experience. A Compendium of Short Stories.

Khushwant Singh Selects Best Indian Short Stories. by Khushwant Singh

The names live up to their reputation. Truth About Me, The. Indian Short Stories selected by Kushwant Singh [Vol 1], a collection of stories in the indian backdrop from some famous and some not so famous authors [surprisingly some famous names like Premchand didnt make it to the list].

Just touched by the varied assimilation of thoughts conceptualised by some authors sensitively handpicked by Mr. Showing of 19 reviews.