Genesis: Select Stories Lakshmi Kannan

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Published: February 24th 2014

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Genesis: Select Stories  by  Lakshmi Kannan

Genesis: Select Stories by Lakshmi Kannan
February 24th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 228 pages | ISBN: | 6.17 Mb

Language: EnglishPages: 192About the BookThis collection contains fifteen of the fineststories by Lakshmi Kannan. Theseelegant pieces also carry some of the aroma of their Tamil originals. Gentleand understated, the stories are often aboutMoreLanguage: EnglishPages: 192About the BookThis collection contains fifteen of the fineststories by Lakshmi Kannan. Theseelegant pieces also carry some of the aroma of their Tamil originals. Gentleand understated, the stories are often about relationships, loneliness, and thenature of reality, about women irked by their bonds, and about lonely, confusedmen set among the poor, and the rich.In Genesis, two scholars on a US campus arekindred souls but the Indian woman is held back by generations of denial.Ancient temples with their hallowed ambience can bestow some life-affirmingexperiences, as in Cryptic Chords and Rhythms.

Kasturi,the Musk Deer, set in Delhi, depicts the Tamil reality of the fifties assixteen- year-old Shankari is subjected to strictcontrol by her orthodox family, her parents rejecting her idea of buying kasturi because its fragrance might act as an aphrodisiac.Mangals Requiem isabout the last hours in the life of a dacoit who writes poems perhaps to seekrelease from his anguish, revealing what the world and his mother and wifecannot grasp- his young wife experiences relief when her abusive husband hangs.India Gate showcases the regressive, unchanging elements in the authorscommunity, even educated, professional women being subjected to the patriarchyof their marital homes- the female protagonist bravely decides to go it alone.Sable Shadows, based on true incidents, focuses on a form of apartheidmarring even international literary events while narrating a tale of friendshipand understanding between a Nigerian man and an Indian woman.

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