The Hindi short story has come a long way. In this selection, a number of impressive writers such as Kamleshwar, Vishnu Prabhakar, Giriraj Kishore, Himanshu Joshi, Chitra Mudgal and Prakash Manu are featured.
The short story writers included in this book are intensely aware of the social inequities and incongruities in Indian society and depict them with conviction. Some of the writers in this selection who write in a satirical vein can have lashing effects on the reader.
The stories in this book explore the human psyche and go deep into the inner recesses of the mind and heart.