In these short stories, J.P. Das is the quintessential raconteur with an instinctive mastery of the form that this genre imposes.
The stories hold readers in thrall from the opening sentence leading them through convoluted corridors, and depositing them on the threshold of some unforeseen mystery. The slow, deliberate accretion of detail leaves the reader impatient for the inevitable climax. The Pukka Sahib, from which the collection gets its title, represents the essential human condition.
Jagannath Prasad Das is the recipient of a number of Indian literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award.
Jagannath Prasad Das
Harper Collins India