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Literary lunatic
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Jul 19 2013, 03:04 AM
Vijaydan Detha and Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, huh? Anyone familiar with them? Hanan Al-Shaykh is a new name for me too, I think...

Vijaydan Detha ( 87yrs) is from India, prominent short story writer in Hindi and Rajasthani. I haven't read any of his books to comment, but he seems to be pretty well known in the Hindi Literature belt.

Apparently, his name was figuring in the 2011 contenders list ( I don't remember, but according to this press report) : http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/1596594/report-vijaydan-detha-the-nobel-contender-from-rajasthan

Here is one for your appetite : http://pratilipi.in/2010/07/the-crafty-thief-vijaydan-detha/
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