|Indian Errant - Stoies by Nirmal Verma
Tr. Prasenjit Gupta
Cover painting: "Landscape" by Ram Kumar
Pp. 76+522; Indialog Publications; New Delhi
In this beautifully produced volume have been assembled an impressive selection of short stories by one of the major contemporary author of India. In addition to a 76-page long critical Introduction by the translator, the hardbound edition also contains the Hindi originals.
"To the subjects of exile, loss and displacement, Nirmal Verma brings a uniquely tender sensibility as well as a vision that is profoundly informed by the specificities of a wider historical experience. This is a major new collection from one of the contemporary world's finest writers." ( - Amitav Ghosh from the back jacket)
This book can be purchased directly from the Parabaas Bookstore