short stories

Ashokamitran (1931-2017): A Precise Storyteller

V Ramnarayan

Truth is not stranger than fiction in the world of Ashokamitran (1931-2017)

Greater Yesterday

The open borders of Bengali literature come alive in this collection of short stories

Love in the Time of Decay

In each of these stories, unlovely descriptions of ageing bodies become an acceptance of mortality

The Carburettor

Rajesh Parameswaran talks about his reluctance to talk about his writing—and the lasting lessons of failing quickly with short stories

Grand Ambition with a Few Jarring Notes

Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s short stories are often pedestrian and spectacular at the same time

Shillong Tales

In this beautiful collection of short stories, where the everyday blends with the supernatural, Janice Pariat tells the story of Shillong and its people

Familiar Sorts

In her latest collection of stories, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala writes of people you feel you already know. In her assured hands, that may not be a bad thing

A Cocktail of Contradictions

Expect the unexpected in this collection of short stories on everything from homicide to perversion


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