Time Out: Stories from Punjab
Some of the best known names in Punjabi literature are represented in this collection of 18 stories: Amrita Pritam, K. S. Duggal, Ajit Cour, Kulwant Singh Virk among others. The selection, and its arrangement, provides a fascinating overview of the historical vicissitudes forced on a state and its people largely due to its strategic geographic position in the subcontinent.
The women protagonists in many stories are torch-bearers of liberalism, far from the stereotypes who submit meekly to either convention or the pressures of a patriarchal society.
Published: 2004 (Second reprint)