Katha, 2004 - 182 pages
Considered to be the father of the Kannada short story, Masti s direct narration and sympathetic understanding of human nature make his stories evergreen. U R Anantha Murthy describes this Sahitya Akademi Awardee as one who has a gentle and profound insight into what lasts in India, and what elements inherent in human nature threaten it ... the best in traditions of the East and the West have gone into the making of his liberal humanist philosophy.
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