Writing Beyond Saris and Slums: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt
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Writing Beyond Saris and Slums: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt

by Shoba Viswanathan

“I didn’t want to simplify the caste, class, gender, race, or religion issues. These are complex, intersecting forces of discrimination. There are a lot of gray, murky areas and nothing is simple or we’d have fixed it all centuries ago. So I didn’t want to confirm the reader’s sense of right and wrong but actually make them question their personal biases.” Continue reading

Ruth Ann Musick’s novel of local lore and mortal fear
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Ruth Ann Musick’s novel of local lore and mortal fear

by Evelyn Somers

“Funny, all the things that pass through your head when you’re sitting by a graveyard. It seemed though, no matter what he thought about, he soon got back to burying, and his own trouble. If he kept on thinking about it, he might go out of his mind, and maybe it would be a good thing if he did . . .” Continue reading