"Desani's speculations remind one of Borges; his intensity recalls Kafka; his literary inventiveness recalls Joyce. ...These stories are as delightful as they are deep."
-- Austin American-Statesman
"A master of subtle metaphysical comedies, a fabulist, fantasist, moralist and keen satirist of life's follies, absurdities and ego trips."
-- Publishers Weekly
[Hali and Collected Stories is] "impressive in its use of religious and personal mythology -- and lushly descriptive of a sensibility and a culture that is part English, part Indian, and uniquely Desani's own."
-- Kirkus Reviews