Most often students of English make a second-level choice for reading prose pieces and stories. They are seized with the idea that poetry, drama, and novel are cornerstones of creative writing; the rest is dross or marginal. This notion needs to be corrected. Stories and prose writings are also significant units of literary activities. In a short space demanding less time, they offer prisms of reality, treasures of ideas, and streams of entertainment.
This anthology is not to be claimed as an anthology with a difference, but it definitely serves as a reference. It has been prepared with the objective to offer undergraduate students the little wonders of writings both by the English and Indians. They wrote English with competence and sometimes even with excellence. They offer a variety of styles and multiplicity of themes; they instruct or entertain, elevate or ennoble. We hope our students will not only enjoy reading them; they will also benefit themselves in more than one way.