Contemporary Maithili Short Stories
- Author: Muarai Madhusudan Thakur
- Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
- ISBN: 9788126020621
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The 30 short stories in this collection present a cross-section of contemporary shorter fiction in Maithili, being the end product of a Sahitya Akademi translation workshop held at Patna. Except for a few classic stories, acknowledged works of art from the forties and fifties, most of them are from among the work of the finest and most distinguished young crop of writers of the last four decades the 20th century. We have here for the first time in English, representative specimens of Maithili shorter fiction today. Their power and beauty spring form their truth to life with their accent on Dalit life as also a rich variety of tensions between tradition and modernity, leading to true creativity.