Book Review: ‘The Greatest Indian Stories Ever Told’ by Arunava Sinha

Indian stories wrapped in one book!


Book Title: The Greatest Indian Stories Ever Told
Edited By: Arunava Sinha
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Number of Pages: 528
ISBN: 978-9393852878
Date Published: Jul. 05, 2023
Price: INR 740

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Book Review

The Greatest Stories Ever Told series by Aleph features some of the greatest short stories from India’s regional languages. Aleph Book Company published noteworthy works on regional literature between 2021 and 2023. The translations of Indian regional language stories have received praise throughout the country. In this regard, this July saw the release of a new book named “Greatest Indian Stories Ever Told” by Translator Arunva Sinha and Aleph Book Company.

The Greatest Indian Stories Ever Told” is a stunning collection of the most extraordinary literary short fiction written by Indian writers throughout the genre’s development in the late nineteenth century. This collection features the writings of renowned early pioneers, contemporary luminaries, and highly brilliant writers who appeared in the twenty-first century. It crosses geographical, linguistic, and literary borders by presenting stories from around India. The book contains 50 stories written by great Indian writers who have ruled in their respective languages for decades, both past and present.

Readers will discover the astounding workmanship of authors who have garnered unprecedented renown in Indian literature inside the pages of this book. Their cumulative accomplishments attest to their enormous brilliance, as they have received prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and countless state, national, and international honors.

Each story in this anthology serves as a doorway into an enthralling universe, luring readers into the rich fabric of Indian storytelling. This collection shows the multidimensional brilliance of Indian literature, from the profound observations of the genre’s early masters to the vivid narratives woven by modern stars and the fresh views given by the burgeoning talents of the twenty-first century.

This anthology combines a kaleidoscope of narratives by traveling India’s linguistic and cultural landscapes, allowing readers to see the many experiences, customs, and emotions that create the core of Indian culture. The stories in this book not only entertain but also give insights into the human condition, with topics such as love, grief, identity, societal change, and the many sides of existence explored.

Reading these stories in-depth shows a tapestry of unlimited chances and experiences extending beyond a single lifetime’s boundaries. This option links to the numerous locations that embrace the “Indian” identity rather than just a primary portrayal of the many wonders that being “Indian” entails. Even though it does not cover all of these universes, it serves as a portal, inviting readers to go through them and experience metamorphosis.

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The Greatest Indian Stories Ever Told” is a literary treasure trove honing Indian storytelling’s depth and range. It serves as a portal for readers to explore the considerable reservoir of literary talent India has created. Readers will embark on a riveting trip led by the best Indian writers as they traverse the complicated maze of human emotions and discover the beauty of the written word with each page turn.

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