(From the publisher):
This collection, which gathers fifteen stories by contemporary Indian women representing the varied languages and regions of their subcontinent, is now available to an American audience for the first time. Western readers have come to recognize the names of Indian writers such as Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie. But there is great diversity in Indian fiction, and to refer to all literature produced in India or by Indians under a single rubric suppresses rich differences. The regionís vibrant literary tradition comprises diverse cultures and writing styles. The array of stories in this collection brings out linguistic, regional, ethnic, and class-based variety in the manner of anthologies of any nationís literature, but with a range and depth rarely matched elsewhere.
The stories included in Separate Journeys powerfully evoke Indian womenís lives in diverse settings, from urban to village to rural. Unfolding the complex interplay of gender, language, class, and ethnicity characteristic of this part of the world, and running from the passionate to the poignant, from the personal to the universal, the stories are a moving testament to the human spirit.
Edited by Geeta Dharmarajan
- Bayen by Mahasweta Devi
- A Day with Charulata by Anupama Niranjana
- The Decision by T. Janaki Rani
- Private Tuition with Mr. Bose by Anita Desai
- The Empty Chest by Maimoni Raisom Goswami
- Izzat by Ashapurna Devi
- Justice by Urmila Pawar
- A Kind of Love Story by Mrinal Pande
- The Hirja by Kamala Das
- The Widows of Tithoor by Viswapria L. Iyengar
- The Sermons of Haji Gul Baba Bektashi by Qurratulian Hyder
- I by Jeelani Bano
- Thayyaal by Rupavati
- Just a Simple Bridge by Rajee Seth
- I Am Complete by Varsha Das
Original title: Separate Journeys: Short Stories by Contemporary Indian Women
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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