Daughters of Kerala : Twenty-Five Short Stories by Award-Winning Authors
Kerala, one of the smallest states in India, is located in the country's southwest corner. Known for its great beauty, religious diversity, and zero population growth, the region also boasts an exceptionally high literacy rate--reportedly above 91 percent--resulting in a large readership for books, journals, and newspapers. The quality of Kerala's literary production is very high, and this anthology represents some of its best short stories. Though educated and enterprising, women from this area face the same problems as women the world over. The stories in this collection explore their lives, giving readers everywhere a greater understanding of what it means to be a daughter of Kerala.
- Paperback | 196 pages
- 149.9 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
- 31 Oct 2004
- Hats Off Books
- Illustrations, black and white
"The quality of the writers and the accessible directness of the translations make this book a particular pleasure to read." -- Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information of the United Nations