24 Modern Indian Stories

Introduction by: Barbara H. Solomon
Introduction by: Eileen Panetta
Edited by: Barbara H. Solomon
Edited by: Eileen Panetta

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531261
  • 368 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


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.

Table of Contents


Yellow Fish by Ambai
Her Mother by Anjana Appachana
Ajji’s Miracle by Anita Rau Badami
Nothing Must Spoil This Visit by Shauna Singh Baldwin
My Father’s Trees in Dehra by Ruskin Bond
Dharma by Vikram Chandra
Miss Moberly’s Targets by Manoj Das
The Farewell Party by Anita Desai
Excerpt from The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
A Day Like Any Other by Shashi Deshpande
The Forgotten Children by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Excerpt from The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
Field Trip by Githa Hariharan
Two More Under the Indian Sun by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
This Anju by Ginu Kamani
The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Assignment by Saadat Hasan Manto
One Sunday by Rohinton Mistry
A Wife’s Story by Bharati Mukherjee
A Horse and Two Goats by R. K. Narayan
Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies by Salman Rushdie
Excerpt from A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The Bottom-Pincher by Khushwant Singh
The Five-Dollar Smile by Shashi Tharoor