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Love Across the Salt Desert: Selected Short Stories A selection of best received short fiction of one of India s best known poets Key Features Quotes Showcases the thematic variety and stunning breadth of vision in Keki Daruwalla s writings Recommended in the Class X syllabus and will be of interest to other educational institutes About the Book Love across the Salt Desert Selected Short Stories The iconic title story of this collection narrates how Najab defies his father, the international border between India and Pakistan and the hostile salt desert of the Rann of Kutch for Fatimah In When Gandhi Came to Gorakhpur Shadilal, a small time lawyer, dithers over giving up his profession and joining the freedom struggle until his mind is made up for him And when Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni stints on a few silver coins for the poet Abul Qasim, he is visited by terrible nightmares in Of Abul Qasim Love across the Salt Desert, which brings together a selection of Keki Daruwalla s best received short fiction, presents thematic variety and stunning breadth of vision His prose is witty, precise and shot through with a unique poetic sensibility These stories establish Daruwalla, one of India s best known poets, as a daring and gifted practitioner of short fiction QUOTES The play of imagination, the unusual themes, the vivid language, the variety of narrative forms and the use of locales few others have used, all make Daruwalla an exciting short story writer Times of India Keki Daruwalla is pre eminently the chronicler of violence and dissolution his histories record the vagaries of the rivers, the solemn treachery of the mountains Ranjit Hoskote About the Author Keki Daruwalla Keki N Daruwalla was with the Indian Police Service and retired as chairman, joint intelligence committee, inHis first book of poems, Under Orion, was published into be followed by eight volumes of poetry He has also published three volumes of short fiction, a novella and two collections of poetry for children Daru

  • Paperback
  • 230 pages
  • Love Across the Salt Desert: Selected Short Stories
  • Keki N. Daruwalla
  • English
  • 03 January 2019
  • 0143417320

About the Author: Keki N. Daruwalla

Keki N Daruwalla born 1937 is a major Indian poet and short story writer in English language He has written over 12 books and published his first novel For Pepper and Christ in 2009 He is also a former Indian Police Service officer, who retired as Additional Director in the Research and Analysis Wing RAW.He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, in 1984 for his poetry collection, The Keeper of the Dead, by the Sahitya Akademi, India s National Academy of Letters He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2014.



10 thoughts on “Love Across the Salt Desert: Selected Short Stories

  1. says:

    Takes a little while to warm up to the writing At least 12 out of the 20 stories strike a chord and are a good testimony to the author s writing and poetic skills Some good old fashioned writing, this is

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