The book under review is an anthol¬ogy of short stories put together by Indian novelist and publisher, David Davidar. The collection is inimitable with thirty-nine short stories by literary giants like Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand, R.K. Narayan, Saadat Hasan Manto, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Gopinath Mohanty, Khushwant Singh, Ismat Chugtai, Amrita Pritam, Vijaydan Detha, Nirmal Verma, Ruskin Bond, Mahasweta Devi, et al. who have immensely shaped the modern Indian short story.
Mirroring The Indian Sensibility
A CLUTCH OF INDIAN MASTERPIECS: EXTRAORDINARY SHORT STORIES FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT by David Davidar Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, 2015, 544 pp., 695
May 2015, volume 39, No 5