The jasmine bower / Saurabh Kumar Chaliha (Assamese) Primeval / Manik Bandopadhyay (Bengali) Masahni / B.P. Seth (Dogri) The accompanist / Anita Desai (English) The patch / Suresh Joshi (Gujarati) The flunkey / Gyan Ranjan (Hindi)
And she has left behind her / Shanti Nath Desai (Kannada) Some poses, some snaps / Bashir Akhtar (Kashmiri) Waiting for death / Damodar Mauzo (Konkari) On the river bank / S.K. Pottekkat (Malayalam) Tune / M.K. Binodini Devi (Manipuri) The wan moon / Gangadhar Gadgil (Marathi) Death of an Indian / Kishori Charan Das (Oriya) The silken chain / Mahinder Singh Joshi (Punjabi) Waiting / Nrisinha Rajpurohit (Rajasthani) The riding fate / Ishwar Chander (Sindhi) Stoops a superstar / Naa. Parthasarathy (Tamil) Thy will be done / R.S. Sudarshanam (Telugu) Confessions of St. Flora of Georgia / Quarratulain Hyder (Urdu).
Contains 18 short stories translated from 18 modern Indian languages, and one originally written in English. First pub. 1959. Includes brief biographical sketches of the authors.