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'Tales from Modern India' is a vivid collection of ten short stories exploring themes such as sanity and insanity, understanding of right and wrong and inquiry of the self. Some stories expound the theme of familial bonding while others notice the ironies entrenched in the promise of a democratic state. In this volume you will encounter the inner conflicts of a young ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 2nd 2013 by General Press
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Nipun Chawla
Jan 24, 2014 Nipun Chawla rated it it was amazing
Loved reading this book on short stories by the young writers of Delhi University. The short stories were all neatly written and provided class and variety. I especially liked the story "An affair with a Pseudonym a lot, and the way the story went ahead with changing pencil sketches of the narrator. Kudos. I wish Delhi University roll more such talent out.
Denim Datta
Jul 25, 2014 Denim Datta rated it liked it
Shelves: short-story
The stories are nice, and of different kind. Enjoyed.
Indelible Ink : this story I didn't get. read twice, still nothing :|
Suruchi Singh
Jul 22, 2014 Suruchi Singh rated it it was amazing
All the stories are nicely written and are very different from each other. I liked all of them but The Mystery was my favourite as it addresses the question which all of us have in our mind.
Pradyot
Mar 20, 2015 Pradyot rated it it was ok
I picked this book up because I wanted to read short stories set in contemporary India written by Indian authors. All the authors in this book are students of Delhi University as of 2014-15.

The good thing about the book is that it over-delivers for the price (I paid about 10c on Amazon for the Kindle version) and has a good variety in terms of the style of writing, the story setting, and the length. Although some stories disappointed me, most were okay reads. Nothing very memorable that stays wi
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Karthik Ramakrishnan
Jul 26, 2015 Karthik Ramakrishnan rated it really liked it
I liked the anthology. It was an eclectic grex of stories. Some were exquisitely written stories with simple premises, while some others had unique plotlines. I liked almost all the stories. The book is a short but thoroughly compelling read.

I highly recommend these stories-

Stories, Life and Coffee by Ritwick Bhattarcharya,
The Mystery by Pragya Mukherjee,
The Image in the Mirror by Saumya Lal,
Beautiful Remains by Tanvi Berwah and
The Insane Woman by Aditi Arora.
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Loved only a handful of stories, else were waste of time.
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highly recommend!!
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