10 Bemisal Prem Kahaniyan is a bouquet of ten acclaimed Hindi short stories written since the 1940s that explore the many facets of love. A landmark in Hindi literature each story is replete with the pain and bliss of separation and union and the dilemma of lovers. What is labelled as sin and banned in orthodox societies is celebrated in this collection edited by Akhilesh. Love is not synonymous with possession here nor do the stories talk about lovers moving to safe havens away from society. Instead the age-old emotion of love adds new dimensions to the characters in the stories and empowers them in every which way.