Evocative and crisp, Joginder Paul’s Urdu stories from Dharti ka Kaal are translated into English in Land Lust. The anthology attracts empathetic attention to divisive follies of race and colour, and interrogates notions of progress and development. In these stories, we confront Nature and its wildness and see a palpable connection between people and their land.
Land Lust was published by Niyogi Books, 2019.
Scroll.in, on 26th July, 2020 published an online interview, ‘The Exile and the Kingdom: An Indian author’s take on disposition of Africa‘ where Aarushi Punia was in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar and Vandana R Singh, the editors of Land Lust.