Saturday, April 20, 2013


The Lotus Singers: Short Stories from Contemporary South Asia

The Lotus Singers: Short Stories from Contemporary South Asia is a collection of contemporary short stories by South Asia’s most renowned authors.  With writers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, this anthology gives readers a glimpse into the complexities of a region so diverse in both landscape and people through the exploration of themes such as social upheaval, gender inequality, economic and spiritual struggle, and challenges to cultural orthodoxy.

The anthology includes biographical sketches of each author, a thoughtful introduction to contemporary South Asian fiction by the editor, and a preface by renowned Indian scholar and activist Urvashi Butalia (Publisher’s Description).

1 comment:

Ramesh said...

Dear Sushma ji,

My name is Ramesh Lal Nakarmi, President of Nepal Scrabble Club.

It is very good to know about you however with much embarrassment i hadn't come across your writings so far to even say i am familiar with your work. I humbly apologize for that.

One of my friend, Sewa Bhattarai told me about you today and i am attempting to get in touch with you. It'd be great if i get to speak to you. Please let me know or call me at 9801046000.

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Best Regards,