Book List in Order:6 titles

  • The braid of young Basanti's life thickens with time. Feisty and fearless, she plays hide and seek with her overbearing father, dodges the crippled old tailor whom she's sold to and elopes with a handsome young man. Unwilling to let anyone suppress h...


  • In a bustling town in Punjab before the Partition, a sickly but restless child longs to play with the neighbourhood youngsters. He is constantly thwarted by his mother's anxious need to coddle him at home. When not being punished for using foul langu...


  • Magnificent in scope and intensely moving, Mansion spans the long years between the fall of the Khalsa regime and the turbulence of the British Raj. Innumerable characters populate these pages: from the wily Diwan Dhanpat Rai to the idealistic Lekhra...


  • Some of the titles included in this collection are: Dinner for the Boss, Paali, Sparrow, Veero, The Witch, Before Dying, and Radha-Anuradha. All these stories delve into the lives of the lower middle class people and their semi-urban way of living. T...



  • The backdrop to this collection of stories is 1947 - the year the British announced the division of the country into two separate nations - India and Pakistan. These short stories tell us of the horrors of partition, of life in Delhi's slums and subu...