Moisture Trapped in a Stone: An Anthology of Modern Telugu Short Stories

Paper Type: | Size: 216 mm x 140 mm
Black and white; 484 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9386906082 | ISBN-13: 978-9386906083


An Anthology of Modern Telugu Short Stories is a collection of twenty-eight short stories by writers of Telugu fiction who have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of Indian literature. These are stories about everyday lives and ordinary people, highlighting the issues confronting the society covering a wide spectrum of topics. A total of seventeen writers are featured in the volume, nine of them being women writers. The writers include stalwarts of yesteryears as also the current set of writers who are making waves in the realm of Telugu literature. Feudalistic prejudices to present day problems and realities find a place in the stories. The stories range from the serious to the satirical; from light hearted humour to grave discursive. Critical issues dealt in a simple but effective style and the significance of seemingly trivial issues is highlighted with style and poise. All in all, a representative collection that addresses issues of national relevance even if situated within the perimeters of Telugu culture and lifestyle. A book of equal appeal to the casual reader as well as the discerning one.

K. N. Rao
K. N. Rao

K. N. Rao (Kasukhela Narasimha Rao), born in 1924, at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh is an MSC from Banaras Hindu University. He worked as Asst. Professor of Botany at Pachaiyappa’s College, Madras and later as Head of Department, Botany at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai and retired from active service in 1983. Along with academics, he has pursued his hobby of creative writing and has regularly contributed stories and articles to Telugu magazines and journals. He has authored several text books of Botany and written a number of articles on Botany for the Telugu Encyclopaedia, brought out by Telugu Bhasha Samiti. His post retirement publications include books on philosophical thought and other areas of his interest. After retirement he had been drafted by various institutions for preparing study material for competitive examinations and postgraduate courses including study material for the civil services. He lives in Chennai with his son K Krishna Rao.