Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories

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Barbara H. Solomon, Eileen Panetta
Penguin, 2009 - Literary Collections - 336 pages
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24 stories from today's best indian authors

India's literary tradition has found a growing audience around the world. Many talented writers have arrived on the scene, each illuminating different parts of the Indian experience, from years of colonial rule to the unique challenges of life in the West.

This important anthology includes short stories and novel excerpts from Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Bharati Mukherjee, R. K. Narayan, and sixteen more.

 

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Contents

Yellow Fish
3
Her Mother
6
Ajjis Miracle
22
Nothing Must Spoil This Visit
35
My Fathers Trees in Dehra
64
I
65
Dharma
75
Miss Moberlys Targets
102
Field Trip
170
Two More Under the Indian Sun
178
This Anju
197
The Third and Final Continent
207
The Assignment
230
One Sunday
237
A Wifes Story
253
A Horse and Two Goats
270

The Farewell Party
112
II
113
Except from The Inheritance of Loss
127
A Day Like Any Other
135
The Forgotten Children
144
Excerpt from The Shadow Lines
158
Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies
289
Except from A Suitable Boy
297
The BottomPincher
311
The FiveDollar Smile
322
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