Saleem Kidwai taught history at Ramjas College, Delhi University for many years. His translation of The Mirror of Wonders and other tales by Syed Rafiq Hussain is new from Yoda Press.
Hussain combines keen observation of animal behaviour with deep empathy, even as he brings the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills alive in these quiet yet profound tales. Kidwai's deft and nuanced translation in English retains the liveliness of Hussain's idiomatic Urdu and introduces a new generation of readers to a gifted and deeply philosophical writer.
In paperback, Rs 250, 196 Pages, ISBN: 9789380403090