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A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces

(2014)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
The 39 short stories in this book will blow you away. Starting with a ghost story by Rabindranath Tagore, India's most famous writer, and ending with a fable by Kanishk Tharoor, a writer who has come of age in the 21st century, these literary masterpieces showcase the extraordinary range and diversity of our storytelling tradition. The first recognizably modern Indian short stories were written in Bengal (by Tagore and others) in the second half of the 19th century, and writers from other regions were quick to follow suit, often using the form to protest colonial oppression and the various ills afflicting rural and urban India. Over the next century and a half, some of the finest writers the world has seen produced outstanding fiction in every conceivable genre. Many of these stories find a place in this volume, as does work that has never been published in book form before. Here you will find stories of classical realism, others rooted in folklore and myth, tales of fantasy, humour, horror, crime, and romance, stories set in villages, small towns, cities and the moon. They will entertain you and shock you; they will lighten your mood and cast you down; they will move you, and they will make you reflect on life's big and little questions. Most of all they will make you see the world differently, as the greatest stories always do.

David Davidar is a novelist, a publisher, an editor and an anthologist. He has been an attentive reader of Indian fiction for nearly 40 years.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : Hardback
thumbTitle: A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present
Author(s): David Davidar
ISBN: 9382277366 / 978-9382277361
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: A Clutch Of Indian Masterpieces
Author(s): David Davidar
ISBN: 9382277293 / 978-9382277293
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present
Author(s): David Davidar - editor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


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