The Women in Cages Collected Stories MOBI × in Cages

  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • The Women in Cages Collected Stories
  • Vilas Sarang
  • English
  • 03 October 2016
  • 9780143061847

7 thoughts on “The Women in Cages Collected Stories

  1. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    RIPThe incomparable silence of Vilas Sarang Sarang would scribble snot green sea on the blackboard Long silence Sarang would smile Long silence Sarang would talk about Joyce's use of water as a metaphor Longer silence Nothing would happen in class All of us staring at the professor And he staring out of the window Some silence httpwwwmumbaimirrorcommumbaiot

  2. Priyanka Priyanka says:

    This book was a random pick from the libraryHonestly speaking I was attracted to the cover image and title of the book But I'm glad that I chose it or rather the book chose me This is a collection of short stories in five sections Almost all the stories revolves around Mumbai It is not something you get to read freuently The stories are bizarre but interesting and haunting at the same time

  3. Amitava Das Amitava Das says:

    Kafka influenced stories no surprise since the author did his thesis under Prof Breon Mitchell who has done a most remarkable translation possibly the best till date of The Trial The stories are rooted in the urban metropolis of India but that’s where the similarity ends with other Indian writers writing in English These stories take weird shapes forms revel in absurdism and abstract metaphors punctuated by black dry humour The best ones are going to linger for a long time

  4. Dean Simons Dean Simons says:

    Brilliantly bizarre I savoured every one even the ones that didn't uite land

  5. rahul rahul says:

    What a gem

  6. Sanchita Sanchita says:

    An excellent collection of short stories that range from the bizarre to the mundane this is a must read for anyone who is a fan of this kind of prose Insightful pertinent and brilliant

  7. Desaraju Desaraju Desaraju Desaraju says:

    It's a good book very good stories But some stories are abusred I did'nt understand But writing techni is interesting

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The Women in Cages Collected Stories With his debut collection of short stories in English Fair Tree of the Void 1990 Vilas Sarang established himself as a writer of great gifts and one with a uniue sensibility and literary vision His works since—in Marathi and English—have confirmed his reputation as one of India's finest and most daring contemporary writers The Women in Cages brings together all his short stories written in English both previously published and new brilliantly highlighting his singular imagination and style From the desecration of a funeral pyre by the simple act of warming one's hands on the blaze to the transformation of a man into a gigantic phallus enticing crowds of devoted as a live symbol of Lord Shiva; from the prostitute who uses the occult to generate numerous vaginas all over her body to a military general who abolishes an entire season for fear of revolution Sarang presents startling thematic variety always suggestive of strange and haunting alternative universes that transcend time and space Gritty and disturbing and leavened by wit and compassion The Women in Cages is a masterful attempt at capturing the myraid nuances of modern lifeSarang is an original he writes clearly and beautifully about often bizarre events in a precisely realized world—Anthony Thwaite poet and former editor of Encounter

About the Author: Vilas Sarang

One of the most significant modernist writer in Marathi writer and English Vilas Sarang has written remarkable short stories poems a novel and also brilliant pieces of criticism in his first language Marathi as well as in English His Marathi short story collections are 'Soledad' 1975 and 'Atank' 1999 and translations of his stories in English are collected in 'A Fair Tree of the Void' 199