Bharatiya Bhasha Kathalu
Editor : E.V. Ramakrishnan
Translator : Jayashree Mohanraj
Indian Short Stories,1900-2000 is the original anthology in English edited by E.V. Ramakrishnan and published by Sahitya Akademi in the year 2005. The forty three stories from twenty one languages selected here reflect the diversity and complexity of life lived in India. From the violence and mass hysteria of the partition to the supressed rage and the gnawing self-pity of individuals trapped in broken homes. These stories capture the outer and the inner lives of Indian society. The sacred and the profane, the elite and subaltern meet in many-layered narratives in these stories, providing us metaphors to visualize ourselves. These stories map an eventful century during which our country emerged as a nation. The images gathered here from the haunted interiors of the twentieth century are both disquieting and illuminating.