The Walls of Delhi

The Walls of Delhi (Paperback)

By Jason Grunebaum Uday Prakash 
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Publisher: Hachette India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350096269
EAN: 9789350096260
No. of Pages: 232
Publish Date: 2013-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book:

Three stinging, darkly comic tales capture in telling detail life and survival in todays India. In the title story a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; in Mohandas a Dalit races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; and in Mangosil a babys head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure. The stories in this collection are a testament to Uday Prakashs extraordinary gift as a storyteller and his original, bold voice.

Selling Points:

  • Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013, to be announced in January during the Jaipur Literary Festival.
  • Uday Prakash is one of the foremost writers in Hindi, known for his sharp, satirical stories that have been critically acclaimed and translated into many Indian and foreign languages from the original Hindi.
  • The book and the translator are already receiving press coverage.
  • An earlier translation named A Girl with a Golden Parasol, also translated by Jason Grunebaum from the original Peeli Chhatri Wali Ladki, received great reviews: Doom-laden yet tender, at once bitterly disillusioned and comic, this terrific novel is a paean to the dignity of human desires...
  • Its also a memorable invective against...the bewildering India in which we now find ourselves. Amit Chaudhuri Uday Prakashs stories are fables about survival amid the forces that have legislated extinction for all. Amitava Kumar


About the Author:

UDAY PRAKASH is one of contemporary Hindis most important voices. His volumes of poetry and fiction, published over the past twenty-five years, have earned him numerous Indian and international literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award, and his work has been translated into ten languages.Uday is also a freelance writer and journalist, a filmmaker of documentaries, feature films and television series. He divides his time between New Delhi and Sitapur in Madhya Pradesh.

JASON GRUNEBAUM is a writer and translator who has worked as an interpreter and delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kashmir, Kosovo, and East Timor. His translation from Hindi of Uday Prakashs novel The Girl with the Golden Parasol was awarded a PEN Translation Fund grant, and he has received a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship for his translation of Manzoor Ahteshams The Tale of the Missing Man. His own short stories have appeared in many literary journals.Jason is a Senior Lecturer in Hindi at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches creative writing.

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Title: The Walls of Delhi
Publisher: Hachette India
Author: Jason Grunebaum Uday Prakash
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350096269
EAN: 9789350096260
No. of Pages: 232
Publish Date: 2013-1-1
Binding: Paperback

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