The Inner Courtyard: Stories By Indian Women
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The Inner Courtyard: Stories By Indian Women

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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 all anchored in experiences of a multicultural and multilingual sub-continent.The overlapping worlds of tradition and skepticism,of co...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by South Asia Books (first published 1994)
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Well written but frankly left me wandering lost far outside my cultural milieu without even a signpost to guide me. Which made me think that the Indian writers I've loved (like Rushdie, Roy and Indian-Canadian Anita Rau Badami) are maybe writing with a more western audience in mind, or are masters of bridging cultural gaps. Or, I might just not be smart enough for this book.
Jan 02, 2008 Chika rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
A fantastic collection of stories written in many different styles. It helps to have a brief knowledge/understanding on Indian history and culture to truly understand some of the stories, but it can also serve as an introduction to help you focus on a particular time/aspect of history and culture.
Naveen Sunag
Some Really outstanding contribution by women writers of the indian sub continent. Worth reading.
Anuradha Miraji
Very good writing. 'The Library Girl' one of the short stories here is very good.
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Short stories by some great Indian women...worth a read.
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