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A new translation of stories by one of the best modern Hindi writers In this collection of seventeen short stories Bhisham Sahni examines middle India the lower middle class not rich or famous or educated in convent schools not cosmopolitan but urban or semi urban In these tightly told tales he explores with precision of thought and exp. The stories in this collection stand testament to Sahni s sensitive and perceptive approach to storytelling He captures rather mundane or everyday details of human experiences and frames them with an emotional as well as social awareness There is also an interesting exposition of urbanity and city spaces which demands attentionI hope to revisit these stories over time and also will seek out original Hindi versions cause a certain flavour gets lost in translation

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And 'Sparrow' a story of love and loss in a marriage Among the other stories in this anthology are popular favourites like 'Veero' 'The Witch' 'Before Dying' 'Radha Anuradha' and 'Salma Aapa' The author Bhisham Sahni is a well known novelist and was recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Tamas in 1976 He lives in New Delh. Great piece of short fiction depicting the middle class

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Ression the humanity of individuals and their places in society The collection includes some of Sahni's best known stories 'Dinner for the Boss' a tragi comic tale of a man trying to please his employer and a mother's attempt to please her son; 'Paali' the drama of a young boy shared between a Muslim and a Hindu family during Partition;. As I promised myself to plunge into the reading of translations this year I put my hands on this literary classic which is a collection of short stories written by the acclaimed Hindi writer Mr Bhisam Sahni The stories selected in the book are one of the best by the author but what I felt wrong about this book is its translation The emotions and feeling which the author might have expressed in the original language ie Hindi are somewhat lost in the translation and you feel like reading a report Overall the stories are really engaging and represent the state of the middle class of India but the vague translation fails to fulfil the void of emotional connect with the stories


7 thoughts on “Middle India

  1. says:

    I fell in love with the poignant writing of Bhisham Sahni after reading his novel TamasDarkness Tareekiyan That novel is based on the personal experiences of Bhisham Sahni of the partition This collection of stories touched a chord with me because I could relate to many stories I don't think the problems faced by middle

  2. says:

    The stories in this collection stand testament to Sahni's sensitive and perceptive approach to storytelling He captures rather 'mundane' or everyday details of human experiences and frames them with an emotional as well as social awareness There is also an interesting exposition of urbanity and city spaces which demands attentionI hope to revisit these stories over time and also will seek out original Hindi v

  3. says:

    Every time I open a book about India written by Indian I get sucked in a sticky heavy irredeemable nevertheless beautiful world of people whose spirits get bent heavily by traditions This was not an exception In these kind of books a sense of humor is a helpful tool and Mr Sahni definitely has a gift to be able t

  4. says:

    As I promised myself to plunge into the reading of translations this year I put my hands on this literary classic which is a collection of short stories written by the acclaimed Hindi writer Mr Bhisam Sahni The stories selected in the book are one of the best by the author but what I felt wrong about this book is its translation The emotio

  5. says:

    Stories of the ordinary Indian the real aam aadmi pitted against society Nature disease bureaucracy religion and the sheer cussednes

  6. says:

    Great piece of short fiction depicting the middle class

  7. says:

    Great piece of short fiction depicting the middle class

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