Gian Singh ‘Shatir’
By Gian Singh Shatir
Translated into English by Azad Gulati
It is an autobiographical novel and a ruggedly realistic piece of work, marked by a raw charm and lucidity of its own. The novel is known for its disarming candidates, the starkness of creativity, gaminess of emotions and factual presentations of his life. The work is considered a unique contribution to Indian fiction in Urdu. It received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997.
About the Author
Poet and novelist, Gian Singh Shatir was born in Punjab in 1936. A mechanical engineer by training and profession, Shatir started writing in 1960. His published works include Chand Aur Roti, a book of poems and some works of fiction.