Lament on the Death of a Master of Arts and Other Stories

Choice selection of short stories by Mulk Raj Anand.

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'Mr. Anand has a marvellous power of evoking an immense varied life as it bubbles in front of his eyes, without once losing contact with his characters...' V S Pritchett, British Literary Critic

'Mr. Anand's writing has an attractive sensuous quality. He somehow charges his pages with heat, colour, scents (or smells). He has, most of all, the touch, the power that makes the writer great — he can give human weakness a dignity of its own.' Elizabeth Bowen in Tatler

'(His) stories have the power to charm.'Weekend Review

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Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) was one of the most prominent novelists and short story writers, and with Raja Rao and R K Narayan, is regarded as a founding father of English fiction in India. Son of a copper-smith and a soldier, Anand was born in Peshawar. He was educated at the Universities of Punjab, Cambridge and London.

Recipient of many coveted honours, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1967 and held the prestigious Tagore Chair at the Punjab University.

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