Ira Valeria Sarma

The Laghukathâ
A historical and Literary Analysis of  a modern Hindi Prose Genre

Indian Philology and South Asian Studies, A. Wezler and  M. Witzel, eds., (IPSAS) vol. 4

Berlin/New York: de Gruyter 2003
pp. XII , 344
ISBN 3-11-017593-2

This books deals with a modern prose genre, including its early history and development since c. 1900. It concentrates on  the recent flourishing of the Laghukathâ since c. 1970 and discusses its development as an independent genre, the authors, their intentions, the means of publication. The main focus is on literary analysis: content, themes, protagonists, space and form; an extensive chapter deals with style.