Book Review of Best Indian Short Stories by Khushwant Singh

Best Indian Short Stories by Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh is the most widely read author in India, today. Author of more than ninety books, Khushwant Singh has done different things at different times. From translating a number of literary works to writing for several European and American journals, including, The New York Times, Khushwant Singh selects: Best Indian Short Stories (Volume I), brought out by Harper Collins Publishers. The book claims every opportunity to find its audience through master storytellers, such as, Amrita Pritam, Kamala Das, Ruskin Bond, Mulk Raj Anand, Ismat Chughtai, Balwant Gargi. These pieces are written by authors well-known in their regional languages, as well as those who made names for themselves in English literary circles. The volume represents a unique and multi-faceted flavour of creativity… It’s true to know… the Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate, remarkable originality… The book proves it!

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