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A Death in Delhi: Modern Hindi Short Stories
Translated by Gordon C. Roadarmel
9789388292764 | PB | pp. 264 | 2019 | Aleph Book Company
This collection of stories, translated from Hindi, mostly focuses on urban middle-class individuals. This book features prominent writers such as Kamleshwar, Nirmal Verma, Phanishwarnath ‘Renu’, Krishna Baldev Vaid and Mohun Rakesh.
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The Hindi short story is one of the most exciting genres in modern Indian literature. The fifteen stories in this volume, by some of the most prominent writers in the field, provide a unique picture of the country today. Most of the stories focus on urban middle-class individuals and especially those whose lives are marked by alienation and loneliness. They highlight the disruptions caused in a society that is modernizing at a rapid pace while still being blessed and burdened by a strong sense of traditional morality, duty and family ties.
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About the Translator
The late Gordon C. Roadarmel, whose earlier translations from Hindi include The Gift of a Cow by Premchand and To Each His Stranger by Agyeya, taught Hindi language and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
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