titled 'Apni Apni Qaid' is a collection of 14 stories, which have been
published in many renowned literary periodicals. The language used for
narration of stories is natural, instinctive and free flowing. 'Sajish' has
been well crafted. 'Sannate ki Cheekh' is an outstanding story. The collection
has many well composed narratives. Amongst these 'Sannate ki Cheekh', 'Apni
Apni Qaid', 'Toota Hua', 'Apne Apne Dukh', 'Thappad', 'Tum Akele Nahi Ho' etc.
are typically well written. In addition to being a good read this collection of
short stories also deserves to be a collectible.
The specialty of
the catalogued stories is that the Author being a female has narrated them from
the masculine perspective. Furthermore, the state of mind of the characters has
been described with profundity and meticulousness. On the whole the book has
resulted to be a good compilation.
(Mishra) was born in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh on 4th January, 1958. She
graduated from Gorakhpur University with M.A. in Sanskrit. Her stories have
been published in many prominent periodicals. Many of her programs have been
broadcasted on Gorakhpur Radio. After her marriage several of her stories were
also broadcasted on Lucknow Radio. She has a great interest in reading books
This is her
first collection of short stories which has been published after a long
duration of time. She is an author whose stories have the diversity of social
truths and human relationships.