A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers (HB)


Authors: Various
Edited by David Davidar

9789391047641 | HB | pp. 390 | 2022 | Aleph Book Company

A Case of Indian Marvels edited by David Davidar is an anthology of stories on every aspect of the Indian ethos written by some of the finest Indian authors.

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A Case of Indian Marvels is the first major anthology of short stories by India’s most exciting new writers. The book pulls together the very best work of authors belonging to the millennial generation (born between 1981 and 1996) and Generation Z (born between the late 1990s and early 2010s). The forty stories in the volume explore every aspect of the Indian ethos in original and electrifying ways. Some stories deal with the dark times India is passing through, others are about life in the country’s villages, small towns, and big cities; there are tales about various aspects of contemporary Indian society and others set in the future or the ancient past. Some of the writers, including Kanishk Tharoor, Madhuri Vijay, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Meena Kandasamy, Prayaag Akbar, Samhita Arni, Neel Patel, and Avinuo Kire, have already received considerable acclaim for books they have published, others are working on debut collections of stories and novels that are expected to be published soon. These writers will dominate the literary scene in the twenty-first century, and on the evidence of the work represented in this volume, the future of Indian literature is in very good hands.

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List of Contributors

-A. M. Gautam
-Aishwarya Subramanian
-Aravind Jayan
-Avinuo Kire
-Bhavika Govil
-Dilsher Dhillon
-Dinesh Devarajan
-Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
-Kanishk Tharoor
-Karan Madhok
-Kritika Pandey
-Lakshmikanth K. Ayyagari
-Madhuri Vijay
-Meena Kandasamy
-Meera Ganapathi
-Neel Patel
-Nicholas Rixon
-Nikita Deshpande
-Prayaag Akbar
-Pritika Rao
-Raam Mori
-Riddhi Dastidar
-Ritumonjori Kalita
-Sadaf Wani
-Samhita Arni
-Shamik Ghosh
-Shanthi K. Appanna
-Shawn Fernandes
-Shreya Ila Anasuya
-Srividya Tadepalli
-Tanuj Solanki
-Tushar Jain
-Uday Kanungo
-Varsha Dinesh
-Vempalle Shareef
-Vineetha Mokkil
-Vrinda Baliga

About the Editor

The editor wrote three novels, The House of Blue Mangoes (2002), which was published in sixteen countries and was a New York Times Notable Book; The Solitude of Emperors (2007), which was shortlisted for a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; and Ithaca (2011).


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