Internalized Experiences
A DEATH IN DELHI by Gordon C. Roadarmel Penguin India, 1988, 211 pp., 45.00
Sept-Oct 1988, volume 12, No 5

A handy paperback version of the original collection published in 1973 by the University of California in 1973, this collection remains neither modern nor truly representative of the short story trend in Modern Hindi. Perhaps the ‘modern’ in the title could have been defined in a subtitle indicating the years which this collection represents. By his own admission the editor in his introduction indicates that some-where behind his choice he had the western reader in mind and wished to demonstrate that ‘the texture and quality of Indian life’ is not very different from that in the West and that ‘alienation and inner torment are certainly no Western monopoly’.

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