Krishan Chander: selected short stories / selection and introduction by Gopi Chand Narang ; translated from Urdu by Jai Ratan. File picture of Urdu writers Salma Siddiqui and Krishan Chander. Most of the heroes and heroines of Chander’s short-stories are from. Krishan Chander: Selected short stories [Krishan Chandar] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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He has been accused by his critics of devoting his literary talents exclusively to the pursuit of socialism, revolution and class struggle, at the cost of his art. Lists What are lists? His short story “Annadata” trans: Krishan Chander Chopra had married twice. He was a prolific writer, penning over 20 novels, 30 collections of short stories and scores of radio plays in Urdu, and later, after partition of the country, took to writing in Hindi as well.

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The author was, among other glittering events, presented a purse of Rs. Insome level of benign neglect could be said to have attended the commemoration, in India, of the birth centenary of Krishan Chanderone of the great pillars of the Progressive Writers Association PWA and undoubtedly the leading short-story writers of the Indian subcontinent in the second-half of the 20th century along with his comrades Rajinder Singh Bedi, Ismat Chughtai, Saadat Hasan Manto and Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi.

He used Pahari dialect of people living in Poonch words while writing in Urdu. This enabled the young Chander to partake of the cos-mopolitan culture prevalent in the city, to which he would return repeatedly in his short stories and nostalgically remember till the end of his life.

Ironically, at least two literary seminars were held in Lahore to pay homage to Chander, while in India, more attention was paid to the birth centenary celebrations of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, himself a prominent member of the PWA but more known as a social-realist filmmaker and Begum Akhtar, the legendary ghazal songbird of Lucknow, both born in like Krishan Chander.


Subjects Chandar, Krishan, — Translations into English. He has been described as the “author of more than books including novels, collections of short stories, plays, fantasies, satires, hcander, reportages, film-scripts and shogt for children”, [5] which include:. His literary masterpieces on the Bengal famine and the savagery and barbarism that took place at the time of the partition of India in are some of the finest specimens of modern Urdu literature, but at other times too he continued relentlessly to critique the abuse of power, poverty and the suffering of the wretched of the earth; but above all he never stopped protesting casteism, fanaticism, communal violence and terror.

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Comments and reviews What are comments? Terms Privacy About Us Subscribe. Yet he has devoted a surprisingly large oeuvre to writing about Kashmir, more so than Manto, Ismat and Bedi, his illustrious peers in the fictional realm.

He also comes out forcefully against communalism of every variety, krizhan only as it came out in brutalised form in the rioting and communal carnage following the partition in Do see to the right and left sides of the bridge and then ask yourselves which way is it you want to go? It is a sharp comment on the injustices ordinary people have to face on a daily basis:. Abbas, the thespian writer and film maker refused to be so recognised! Be the first to add this to a list.


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Undoubtedly, I have been very impressed with the character of Kashmir and the beauty of its jrishan, and in my early short stories Chabder have tried cchander best that this beauty and its entire spirit be pulled into them. Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed. If the tree was cut now, there was a great risk that our relations with the government of Petunia would be damaged forever.

Krishan Chander

In the s he studied at Forman Christian College and edited the English section of the college house magazine, and was at that time interested in English writings. Both India and Pakistan developed gigantic bureaucracies after independence, which became enormously influential in controlling the state affairs, more so in Pakistan. He informed the Brahmins that the slaughterhouse will be closed and told the tanners that they would be supplied with cheap and plentiful leather; to the tenants that their rents would be reduced and to the landlords that they would be able to increase their rents using repairs as an excuse.