Pair of Mustachios and Other Stories
'In Mulk Raj Anand we see a writer who has not lost touch with his people.' — Dr. Radha Rao, Indian Review of Books
'Anand is indeed adept in the art of spinning a yarn... he employs linguistic skills to effect an inner cohesion and give an organic whole to the story.' — Punjab Journal of English Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University
'The volume is remarkable for the variety of its inspiration... The virtues of a humorous appreciation of life's little ironies and a sympathetic understanding of its tragedies is conveyed with a truly poetic intensity.' — Manchester Guardian, U.K.
Table of Contents
A Pair of Mustachios
The Maharaja and the Tortoise — Dedicated to Roger Burford
On the Border — Dedicated to Edward J O'Brien
A Rumour — Dedicated to Brajesh Singh of Kalakankar
The Liar — Dedicated to G Stuart Gelder
The Cobbler and the Machine — Dedicated to Arthur and Ara Calder Marshall
A Promoter of Quarrels — Dedicated to Balraj and Damyanti Sahni
Babu Bulaki Ram
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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