Greatest Kashmiri Stories Ever Told (HB)


Authors: Various
Edited and Translated by Neerja Mattoo

9789391047337 | HB | pp. 176 | 2022 | Aleph Book Company

Greatest Kashmiri Stories Ever Told is a collection of 25 short stories which provide the experience of Kashmiri literature to an English speaking audience.

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The Greatest Kashmiri Stories Ever Told spans almost a century of work by some of the finest writers of short fiction in the language.

The storytellers included here range from the earliest practitioners of the craft of short story writing–Dinanath Nadim, Somnath Zutshi, Ali Mohammad Lone–to more contemporary writers like Dheeba Nazir. Some stories in this collection are realistic dramas that hold up a startlingly clear mirror to society, such as Sofi Ghulam Mohammads ‘Paper Tigers, or lay bare the pain of losing ones homeland, as Rattan Lal Shant does in ‘Moss Floating on Water. Then there are others like Ghulam Nabi Shakirs ‘Unquenched Thirst and Umesh Kauls ‘The Hearts Bondage, that look beyond the exterior and focus on the complex inner lives of the women of Kashmir. Selected and translated by Neerja Mattoo, the twenty-five stories in this volume, all born out of the Kashmiri experience, will resonate with readers everywhere.


Editor and translator: by Neerja Mattoo







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List of Cotributors

-Dinanath Nadim
-Somnath Zutshi
-Amin Kamil
-Ali Mohammad Lone
-Habib Kamran
-Akhtar Mohi-Ud-Din
-Bansi Nirdosh
-Umesh Kaul
-Sufi Ghulam Mohammad
-Taj Begum Renzu
-Deepak Kaul
-Autar Krishen Rahbar
-Hari Krishan Kaul
-Ghulam Nabi Shakir
-Hirday Kaul Bharati
-Rattan Lal Shant
-Shankar Raina
-A. G. Athar
-Bashir Akhtar
-Nazir Jahangir
-Mohi-Ud-Din Reshi
-Roop Krishen Bhat
-Majrooh Rashid
-Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq
-Dheeba Nazir

About the Translator

The editor and translator is an eminent writer, teacher, and translator who has taught in Kashmir for over three decades. She has published five books, the most recent being the critically acclaimed The Mystic and the Lyric: Four Women Poets from Kashmir. Her works have been published by the Sahitya Akademi, and she has been awarded a Fellowship and a Visitorship to Oxford, by the Ministry of Education and the British Council, respectively. She lives in Srinagar, Kashmir.


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