Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma (1929–2005) is amongst the pioneers of Nai Kahani or the ‘New Story Movement’ in Hindi and the author of five novels, eight short story collections and nine non-fiction books. Verma’s works are charged with vivid themes, techniques and economy of expression. In his own words, “My work essentially deals with situations arising out of troubled relationships amongst members of the same family or strained man-woman ties.”