From Volga to Ganga is generally acclaimed as the best example of Hindi literature in modern times. Authored originally by Rahul Sankrityayan, the English translation is satisfactory. It has been translated into many languages including Russian, Malayalam, Tamil, English, Punjabi, Chinese and Bengali. The story tells the lives of Indi-European people who came to be known as Aryans at a later date. There are 20 short stories that cover 8,000 years and the locations include places spanning 10,000 kms. The first story depicts the matriarchal nature of pre-historic times and is named Nisha, the leader of a family. The stories are independent of each other but serve as a pointer towards different cultures as practised in different places at different times. The last story takes place in 1942 and it is about a man's activities during the World War II. He is a staunch believer in communism and thinks the future of the world lay in Soviet Russia winning the war and so fights the Japanese. A collector's item, to be sure.
'Volga Se Ganga' features 20 short stories written by Rahul Sankrityayan. Rahul Sankrityayan was a scholar, writer and traveller who, in 45 years, visited countries like Russia, Korea, Japan, China, and understood their culture and language He is today known as the Father of Hindi Travel literature, He also worked as a Indian nationalist and was jailed for years for anti-British propoganda creation. He is known for his travel adventured, including his Tibet entry disguised as a Buddhist monk, and brought back to India several items that Buddhist monks had taken during the destruction of Indian universities by Muslim armies. The book's publisher, Pilgrims Book House has become known as an important book houses in 30 years of its existence. You can get your book on junglee.com! (ISBN: 8177693093).