S.R. Harnot’s Hindi short story M.dot.Com has find place in the English book titled Great Hindi Short Stories, translated from Hindi to English by a renowned English poet and critic Prof. Ravi Nandan Sinha, a founder editor of The Quest and presently is the Head, Postgraduate Department of English, St.Xavier’s College, Ranchi. The book has been published by Anubhuti Foundation Mission, New Delhi.
The story M.dot.Com written by Harnot first published in renowned Hindi Magazine Kathan (editor Dr.Ramesh Upadhayay) and later included in Harnot’s most popular and awarded book-Jeenkathi tatha Anya Kahaniyaan published by Adhar Prakashan Private Limited. Recently this Hindi story has also been included in the book-Hindi Ki Classic Kahaniyaan by Prof. Pushppal Singh published by Harpercollins Publishers India. Before, this story has been translated in several other Indian Languages and Harnot has also read this in many Literary Functions including in London when he was awarded International Indu Sharma Katha Samaan during 2003.
The ‘Great Hindi Short Stories’ is a collection of classic Hindi short stories written during the last one hundred years. This is a great honour to Harnot as his short story has been taken along with most celebrated legendary writers such as Premchand, Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, Jaishankar Prasad, Pandey Bechan Sharma ‘Ugra’, Gurdial Singh, Phanishwarnath Renu, Rangeya Raghav, Bhagwaticharan Varma, Yashpal, Mohan Rakesh, Ravinder Kalia, Mamta Kalia, Peter Paul Ekka etc.etc.
Earlier as well Harnot’s few short stories have also been translated into English language by various translators and published in the English Journals and magazines. His one famous short story Maa Reads had been included in the book-Greay Areas by Oxford University Press.