The first edition of the English Hans, priced at Rs 100, has 13 stories culled from the first year of its relaunch in 1986 till 1991. The next edition will take on the best work from the next five years, and so on.
It gives a whole new dimension to the expression lost in translation. Scholars say that Premchand,doyen of Hindi literature,wrote most of his stories in Urdu and that a lot has changed in the translations that readers read now
On Saturday evening the city was introduced to a Hindi literature classic but Lillette Dubeys Adhey Adhure a play written by well known author Mohan Rakesh failed to live up to the standard this masterpiece enjoys.