Angaaray is an anthology of thought-provoking short stories which was first published in 1932. Summary of the Book Angaaray is a collection of short stories penned down by writers who were greatly inspired by British modernists and the Indian Independence Movement. This collection had created a major public furor for its direct attack on the hypocrisy of conservative Islam and British colonialism. Some of the writers who contributed to this collection are Sajjad Zaheer, Ahmed Ali, Rashid Jahan and Mahmud-uz-Zafar. The book was banned by the British authorities but it was successful in spawning a new generation of progressive Urdu writers in the country. Translated into English for the very first time, this book will make for a compelling and riveting read. About Snehal Shingavi Snehal Shingavi edited and translated this book to English. He completed his PhD in English from the University of California after completing his graduation in English and Economics from Trinity University in 1997. Snehal’s interests include Anglophone South Asian literature, Hindi/Urdu literature, Literature in Translation and Translation Theory. He was honored with the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and has appeared as a commentator on several programs like Hardball on CNN.
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