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The Indian subcontinent has produced some of the world's greatest writers, and a body of literature unsurpassed in its sustained imagination, impassioned lyricism and sparkling tragi-comedy. Now Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West have collected together the finest Indian writing of the last fifty years. Published to coincide with the anniversary of India's independence, it ...more
Paperback, 606 pages
Published June 19th 1997 by Vintage
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Riku Sayuj
Definitely worth reading -
1) With Pride and Prejudice by Nayantara Sehgal
2) All About H. Hatterr by G.V.Desani
3) Games at Twilight by Anita Desai
4) Big Bill by Satyajit Ray - Probably the best of the lot
5) Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto
6) Sharmaji by Anjana Appachana

Little diamonds each of these, in a treasure trove of a book.
Phredric
I enjoyed some stories more than others (and some I didn't like at all) but overall a great collection that introduced me to several writers new to me. The highlight for me was Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto.
Riaz
Oct 11, 2011 Riaz rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
An excellent collection!
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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.

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