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Inner Courtyard Lakshmi Holmstrom

Inner Courtyard

Lakshmi Holmstrom

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ISBN : 9781853810442
Paperback
224 pages
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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.A Spectrum of voices and an abundance of forms - from the ghost story to the animal fable - are allMoreFrom 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.A Spectrum of voices and an abundance of forms - from the ghost story to the animal fable - are all anchored in experiences of a multicultural and multilingual sub-continent.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.relationships,sexuality and the search for identity- with new vigour.This anthology boasts a distinguished range of writers from Anita Desai to Sunita Namjoshi,Kamala Das to Mashasveta Devi-it includes stories,some written in English,most translated from the regional languages - Urdu,Hindi,Bengali,Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam - that reflect a marvellous diversity, and provides a sampler of same of the finest writing from India.