Author: Lakshmi Holmstrom
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From the mass of Indian short fiction by women writing in India, Britain, and America, here is a constellation of some of the most dazzling stories. The overlapping worlds of tradition and skepticism, of collective responsibilities and individual choice strike a tenuous balance giving us stories that are violent, funny, tragic as they explore old themes - caste and hierarchy, colonialism and its aftermath's, relationships, sexuality and the search for identity - with new vigor.
This anthology boasts a distinguished range of writers from Anita Desai to Suniti Namjoshi, Kamala Das to Mahasveta Devi; it includes stories, some written in English, most translated from the regional languages - that reflect a marvelous diversity, and provides a sampler of some of the finest writings from India.