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The Hungry Stones and Other Stories
The story opens with a man and his theosophist relative boarding a train on a return trip home to Calcutta from their puja holiday. They sit near a man who they first mistake for a Muslim from Northern India on account of his style of dress, but who they quickly realize is a Bengali Babu. He keeps them up all night telling them a story. The storyteller recounts a time when he took a job in the Indian Hyderabad region, collecting a cotton tax in the town of Barich. He describes the town as the most romantic place, cut through by the river Shusta.
The collection begins with The Kabuliwallah , a heartwarming story about the relationship between a father and daughter. Download PDF booklet. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Other Stories. In the Ravine, and other short stories. This collection of stories is told in the lively tradition of an oral storyteller by narrator Sagar Arya. Postmen, shopkeepers, fathers, and young children are a few of the many characters that people these narratives. Arya captures the musical rhythms of South Asian-accented English throughout the dialogue.
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The hungry stones : and other stories
Tagore, whom the world took as a sage of enchanting East with all its philosophical and spiritual enactments proceeds to the western gothic technique in his famed short story Hungry Stones, along with the specific poetic charm that perhaps only he can yield so vigorously and yet so easily that lent a special niche for this story in world literature, that makes it a masterpiece of gothic romance. Gothic tradition includes the supernatural elements which are in a way unknown and unfamiliar to some extent for its readers as a result it wakes up curiosity and suspension. But none the less it has a special and distinct appeal to the human heart. The gothic writings with its dark, somber setting, evil characters and recurring and somewhat abrupt use of elements bordering supernatural, appealed to the readers with its magic wand which is also in a way sinister in a sense of the term through the generations. The prevailing mood of terror and suspense loom large in the gothic fictions whose characters are having with them a supposed hero or the chief protagonist, who is being hunted by some mysterious forces of the universe beyond his or her control.
The hungry stones
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It was in London that Tagore began to write in earnest, although he had produced a considerable amount of poetry as a child. He returned to India in , married and settled in East Bengal now Bangladesh in
Идти приходилось плечо к плечу, носок в пятку. У испанцев всегда было иное представление о плотности, чем у остального мира. Беккер оказался зажат между двумя полными женщинами с закрытыми глазами, предоставившими толпе нести их в собор. Они беззвучно молились, перебирая пальцами четки. Когда толпа приблизилась к мощным каменным стенам почти вплотную, Беккер снова попытался вырваться, но течение стало еще более интенсивным.
Пустое пространство зала аэропорта открылось перед Беккером подобно бескрайней пустыне. Ноги несли его с такой быстротой, на какую, казалось ему, он не был способен. Когда он влетел во вращающуюся дверь, прозвучал еще один выстрел.