Friday, February 19, 2010

Just finished reading “Khushwant Singh selects Best Indian Short Stories—Vol II”

The book made for utterly delightful reading! Although I had read most of these stories somewhere or the other, this compilation really is a collector’s delight. All these stories have appeared in the Illustrated Weekly of India—at one time considered as the publication that was the end all and be all of any writer worth his words.

A special mention to the following stories—they have a timeless essence and are hard to forget.

Khushwant Singh’s “The Agnostic” and “The Bottom-Pincher”
Mohan Rakesh’s “An Unprofitable Sin”
R K Laxman’s “ An Accident” and “The Gold Frame”
P L Deshpande’s “Namu, the Dhobi”

I strongly recommend this book for short-story buffs.

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