Sardarji And Other Stories (K. A Abbas) Edited by Suresh Kohli The lyrical prose of writer and film director Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1984-1987) easily lends itself to the short story form. In this captivating collection, the protagonists of each tale are portrayed grappling with the conflicts in their minds as they try to make sense of the changing world and their relationships within a social context.
The title story, Sardarji, has as its central theme religious communalism and highlights the imaginary fears that can pervade and completely take over an individual’s thought process. In the same vein, the other stories in this book betray a melancholy outlook which is occasionally tinged with hope but largely poignant. Collab: OM Books.