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n India, the basic theme of science fiction, be it in any language, is primarily anthropocentric, which deals with the interplay between scientific developments and human emotions or societal foundations.
The first Indian science fiction story is said to have been written in Bengali by Jagadish Chandra Bose and around the same time in Marathi by S.B. Ranade. Over the years
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Vishal
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow. I was simply aware of so much science fiction in Indian Writing. Not just in english but local languages too.

Though none of the stories push the boundaries of applied science and quite a few of them borrow from Asimov. In imagination and possibilities some of them really impress.

Must Read for science fiction fans.
Anurag
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Now this is one of my most prized possessions. I was gifted this book when I was 11, by my mom. I still get high on the stories in this book. brilliant.
Ramaprasad Kv
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read it a long time ago, and at a time when AI and othe technologies were still just being imagined.

It is a must read for anyone interested in science fiction. It has stories translated to English from several Indian languages such as Kannda, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi etc.

If you read it today, probably it gives an idea of what kinds of techlogies were thought about 3-4 decades ago, and how many of them have (have not) been a reality!
Marie desJardins
Oct 20, 2010 marked it as to-read
Suggested by my AI grad students as the Indian equivalent to "Brave New World." Sounds intriguing! ...more
Su_ghosh
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book is a collection of 19 select science fiction stories from
various Indian languages. I recommend the book primarily because
it gives us an insight into the kind of science fiction stories written
in India.

The first science fiction story is said to have been written in Bengali
by Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose and around the same time by S. B. Ranade.
Over the years science fiction has developed in other Indian languages
too, like in Tamil but it has found strong roots in Marathi language and
this be
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Varun Mohla
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a collection of 19 science fiction stories translated into English from different regional indian languages.

Even if this book was released a long time ago when most of the sci-fi concepts mentioned in the stories were yet to become reality, the stories are still somewhat fun and relevant to this day. And this makes it a fine addition to the bookshelves of the readers that love Science fiction in particular and looking to check out something from India.

There are many stories that h
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Jasmin
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best Sci Fi I've read!! ...more
Mukesh Kumar
[2.5*]
Few good stories, few really weird (not in a good way), many of them extremely sexist. And the language is heavily sanksritized, to the point of being off putting
Aditya Changavalli
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this ages ago in high school. The only Indian Sci-Fi novel I've read. A couple of stories still stay with me. The one about climate change and one about time travel. ...more
Vikash Singh
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some of the stories are really good. At the same time some show real lack of understanding of programming from the author's side. Still a good read. ...more
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Bal Phondke is the nom-de-plume of Dr Gajanan Phondke, a leading writer in Marathi. His specialty is science literature (fiction and non fiction). He is credited along with Dr. Jayant Narlikar to have started the science fiction genre of writing in Marathi literature. He has worked as a nuclear biologist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre from 1962 to 1983. From 1983 to 1989, he was with the Tim ...more

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