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The Purple Lotus
and Other Stories

by Ratna Rao Shekar

A refreshing collection of 13 stories of people who love, dream, and more importantly, who move with the natural ebb of life.
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Category: Culture, Fiction
Tags: fiction, Indian stories, contemporary, urban,
 
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140 x 203 mm | 5.5 x 8 in
Paperback with gatefold | 124 pages
ISBN:
978-81-89995-59-1 (Mapin)
978-1-935677-17-8 (Grantha)?
 
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Table of contents

CONTENTS
    

  • The American In Banaras
  • The Purple Lotus
  • Ahalya’s Anguish
  • Road No.3, Banjara Hills
  • Amethyst
  • Talk To Me
  • A Piece Of My Heart
  • The Mona Lisa Smile
  • A Character In Search Of A Writer
  • Boa Mama, Who Will Sing Your Songs?
  • One Of A Kind
  • We Were Young Once
  • My Name Is Meenakshi

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Thirteen stories that are vignettes of life: of men and women who love, dream, and more importantly, who move with the natural ebb of life. Can someone you met on a transatlantic flight be your soul mate? Why is it that two people fail to connect in any meaningful way despite their best intentions and efforts? How can a young boy come to terms with the fact that his dead father is never going to come back? What of the ailing man who can’t stop thinking of the young girl who was a part of his youthful fantasy? How does a conservatively brought-up Indian girl living in Manhattan deal with a live-in partner? These and other refreshing stories from this debut collection explore the finer aspects of love, longing, regrets of failed connections, in ways that the reader will identify with.

Set in different cities and towns across the country and across countries, these are journeys of relationships, migrations, and anticipation. With engaging moments drawn from memories and fantasies, the stories try to make sense of past and present, of cultural roots and the demands of modern life, and of the passage of time when you want to keep it within grasp.
 

About the Author

Ratna Rao Shekar is the Editor of Housecalls and Wow! Hyderabad magazines, both of which she helped found. Ratna has written for publications in India and abroad on subjects as varied as art and heritage, and she has travelled extensively.

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This book of fiction is published under the MapinLit imprint.

 

 

 

 

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