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A Secret Life on the Alaknanda and Other Stories

Author Name: Vijay Prakash Singh | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

This collection of remarkable stories depicts realistic vignettes of Himalayan life; from the predicament of hill women to the preservation of hill ecology and the devastation that callous commercialism brings to them. Standing out among these vignettes are stories of lust that depict a monk who has the passionate desires of any young man or nostalgia about courtesan life in Nawabi Lucknow, the tragic life of a village woman who becomes the fourth wife of an impotent man or the story of an estranged wife whose husband lives the secret life of a deviant in the title story and the touching love between a scrap seller and his wife. A Secret Life on The Alaknanda depicts various facets of life with a sensitivity that makes this collection memorable. Told in a traditional narrative this is a collection worthy of one's time. 


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Vijay Prakash Singh

Dr. Vijay Prakash Singh is a Professor in the Dept of English & Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, India. His areas of research are Classic Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Modern Novel, and Travel Literature. He has published in several Indian and international journals such as The Eastern Anthropologist, South Asian Review, Religion and Arts among others.  

He has published a survey of major Himalayan and Tibetan Travelogues entitled Mountain Travelogues on the Himalayas and Tibet published by Pilgrims Publication and a collection of short stories entitled A Day in the Life of Ghulam Sarwar published by Writer’s Workshop, Kolkata in 2014. Dr. Singh has been an academic Associate at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study(IIAS) Shimla . He was Fulbright Scholar in Residence from August 2019 to May 2020 at Claflin University, a leading HBCU located in South Carolina, USA.