The Temple of Shiva
"While the village of Tongi had neither been corrupted nor invigorated by industrial change, they knew they were living in a dacoit country. They had learned to live under the shadow of danger, diligently working at their fields without looking over their shoulder too much. Things, however, slowly begin to change when a young man—a soldier—returns to the village after years. He has opinions and ideas that threaten to change the ways of the villagers and their 'peace'. The only problem is, if the young soldier succeeds, the dacoits can do whatever they want in Tongi. The Temple of Shiva is almost like a fairy tale, telling a story that is slightly ethereal but still believable. Combined with Nergis Dalal's impeccable writing, this is short fiction at its best."