by Ginu Kamani
Junglee stemming from the Sanskrit root, "junglee" is used in India to label the wild, the uncivilized, the untamed. Used most commonly as condemnation or censure, it aims to break the spirit of women yearning for personal power. The female protagonists in these eleven stories recklessly pursue their sensual paths through a complex social world that seeks to shut them out....more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Aunt Lute Books
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I am extremely sorry to say that with my low level intelligence I did not understand what the writer was saying. Are the stories realistic or surrealistic or what? The starting is almost like reading Chetan Bhagat. Sorry but I cannot give it more than 1 star.
some pretty engaging stories of budding female sexuality in south asian women. some stories i thought were more impressive in their concept or idea than in their execution, but i can see how sexuality is always difficult to tackle without relying on sensationalism.
I read this book a long long time ago. Found another copy at a book sale and have picked it up to read a few short stories. Liked "waxing the thing" and "Between Indians". If you are interested in american-east indian culture, its worth read.