Dessi Girls
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Divya Mathur is a multi-award-winning author of six poetry and five story collections, most recently Made in India and Hindi@Swarg.in. Her story collection, Akrosh, won her the Katha-UK Award. Widely published, and Editor of three anthologies of stories, she has translated five books for children. Divya is the Founding President of Vatayan: Poetry on the South Bank, a charity which encourages poets worldwide and works for interfaith and intercultural understanding

Dessi Girls

Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

Divya Mathur (Editor)

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This collection of 22 short stories from gifted writers - some new, some well known to their readers – covers a multitude of experiences in the wider world outside India. Coping with the customs and expectations in the countries where they are now living, the mainly female characters in these tales have to choose whether to cling to their Indian culture, discard it completely, or learn how to adjust and compromise. It's a challenge! Themes of courtship, marriage and betrayal – of losing and re-forming one's identity while trying to live up to Indian ideals of behaviour in an alien environment – contain all the vibrancy of India herself. And amidst the fragrance, colour and beloved familiarity of the rituals that accompany the characters, many varied and sometimes disturbing dramas are played out.

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short story collection, women writers, identity, Divy Mathure, Indian women culture

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Bibliographic Information
Original Language Title
English
Original Language Authors
English
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
General
Publisher / Imprint
HopeRoad
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / London
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781908446442
Format
Paperback
Published Date
July 2015
Primary Price
8.99 GBP
Pages
328
Dimensions
203 x 127 mm