Song without End and Other Stories is a collection of 15 captivating short stories by Neelum Saran Gour that amuse and absorb by their lively engagement with people; places and ideas in an unforgettable way. Funny; humane and culturally vibrant; these tales portray characters who are challenged by life and who arrive at their own individual truths.
The iconic title story of this collection narrates how Najab defies his father, the international border between India and Pakistan, and the hostile salt desert of the Rann of Kutch for Fatimah. In "When Gandhi Came to Gorakhpur" Shadilal, a small-time lawyer, dithers over giving up his profession and joining the freedom struggle until his mind is made up for him. And when Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni stints on a few silver coins for the poet Abul Qasim, he is visited by terrible nightmares in "Of Abul Qasim".