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Blue Is Like Blue: Stories

Release date: 22 January 2024
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Renowned for bringing the marvellous to the ordinary, Vinod Kumar Shukla has long been recognized... Read More

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Renowned for bringing the marvellous to the ordinary, Vinod Kumar Shukla has long been recognized as one of India's foremost writers, with a voice uniquely his own. The stories in Blue Is Like Blue deal with 'smaller-than-life people'. They live in rented accommodation, often in single rooms, where one electric bulb does for light. There's a nail to hang clothes from and a wall-to-wall string for the washing. When the clothes are dry, you place the carefully folded shirt under a pillow and lie down to sleep. Money is a concern, but the bazaar is the place to go and spend time in, especially if you have nothing to buy. The fear that you may be overcharged accompanies every transaction, but joy is not entirely absent. Few works of modern Indian literature come alive in English, and fewer still in the way that these stories do in

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Sara Rai's brilliant translation.

 

Product Details

Title: Blue Is Like Blue: Stories
Author: Vinod Kumar Shukla
Publisher: Harper Perennial India
SKU: BK0485130
EAN: 9789356996663
Number Of Pages: 164
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 22 January 2024

About Author

VINOD KUMAR SHUKLA is a poet and novelist from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. In 1999, Shukla received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel, Deewar Mein Ek Khidki Rehti Thi. In 2023, he was awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. SARA RAI has translated The Golden Waist-Chain and Munshi Premchand's Kazaki and Other Marvellous Tales. Her memoir, Raw Umber, was published in January 2023. ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA is the translator of The Absent Traveller: Prakrit Love Poetry, Songs of Kabir and Treasurer of Piggy Banks, a selection of Vinod Kumar Shukla's poems.

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