Hats and Doctors offers English readers the opportunity to savour, for the first time, the work of Upendranath Ashk, one of Hindi literature's best-known authors. The stories in this collection often display a wry sense of humour, such as 'The Dal Eaters' in which a family of cheapskates journeys to Kashmir. While Ashk's satirical eye is employed to great effect in 'The Cartoon Hero', where a hapless traveller encounters a petty politician on a train, his talent for capturing human frailties is amply evident in 'Furlough' and 'In the Insane Asylum'. Exhibiting a lightness of touch and a deep engagement with the human condition, these stories come alive in Daisy Rockwell's delightful translation.
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|Size: ||647 KB|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9788184759365 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|