Man Whose Name Did Not Appear in the Census & Other Stories
This volume is remarkable for the variety of its inspiration. Anand's picture is real, comprehensive, and subtle, and the shifts in moods, from farce to comedy, from pathos to tragedy, and from the realistic to the poetic, are remarkable.
Table of Contents
The Man Whose Name Did Not Appear in the Census — Dedicated to S A Dange
The Road — Dedicated to Keidrych Rhys and Lynette Roberts
The Bridegroom — Dedicated to Mushrif Haq
The Two Lady Rams — Dedicated to Maithild Nawiasky
The Prodigal Son — Dedicated to Arnold Rattenbury
The Thief — Dedicated to K A Abbas and Krishan Chander
A Village Idyll — Dedicated to Cedric Dover
Birth — Dedicated to Anais Nin
Little Flower — Dedicated to Peter Johnson
The Tractor and the Corn Goddess — Dedicated to Sharokh Sabavala
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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Format: Paperback, eBook
Extent: 112 pp