Contemporary Indian Short Stories : Series 3


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216 | Sahitya Akademi

Editor: Bhabani Bhattacharya

9788126046928 | PB | pp. 216 | 2016 | Sahitya Akademi

A well-chosen collection of nineteen short stories, written by different authors, represents a cross-section of contemporary Indian short fiction.

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Selected by the Sahitya Akademi’s Advisory Boards of various languages,these stories provide fascinating glimpses into the panorama of Indian life, with its baffling variety, its rich contrast of the simple and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern.


Bhabani Bhattacharya




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About the Editor

Bhabani Bhattacharya was born in Bihar to Bengali parents. In 1927 he graduated with a degree in English literature from Patna University. In 1928 Bhattacharya moved to England to continue his studies. His initial intention was to continue studying English literature at King’s College, London. However after an acrimonious encounter with one of his professors he decided on a degree in history instead. While studying for his degree at the University of London, Bhattacharya was taught by the political philosopher and author Harold Laski who would be, along with Tagore and Gandhi, a lasting influence on his writing. literature at Osmania University, Hyderabad, and the University of Hyderabad. During 1972–74, he was a UGC National Lecturer in English. He is the founder Head of the Department of English and the first Dean of the School of Humanities at the University of Hyderabad.


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