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The Women’s Library

The Women’s Library

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
,
Anita Nair
,
K R Meera
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Featuring the works of K.R. Meera, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Anita Nair, this limited edition set is essential reading for those who love reading fiction from South Asia.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl revolves around seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy who, troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ death, clings to her only inheritance from them: the unfinished love note she found hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. But when her grandfather dies, she discovers a dark secret which will finally explain her past.

The bold, wry and ebullient stories of Yellow Is the Colour of Longing put on display K.R. Meera’s astonishing range of narrative techniques, as she expertly lays bare the fault lines behind the façades of everyday life, sometimes with dark humour and sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness.

Forty-five and single, Akhila has never been allowed to live her life-she is always a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a provider first-until the day she buys a one-way train ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupé unfolds in an intimate atmosphere as Akhila gets to know her five fellow travellers. Riveted by their stories, she seeks an answer to the question that has haunted her all her life: can a woman stay single and be happy, or does she need a man to feel complete?

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Mar/2019

ISBN: 9780143447757

Length : 312 Pages

MRP : ₹999.00

The Women’s Library

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
,
Anita Nair
,
K R Meera

Featuring the works of K.R. Meera, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Anita Nair, this limited edition set is essential reading for those who love reading fiction from South Asia.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl revolves around seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy who, troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ death, clings to her only inheritance from them: the unfinished love note she found hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. But when her grandfather dies, she discovers a dark secret which will finally explain her past.

The bold, wry and ebullient stories of Yellow Is the Colour of Longing put on display K.R. Meera’s astonishing range of narrative techniques, as she expertly lays bare the fault lines behind the façades of everyday life, sometimes with dark humour and sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness.

Forty-five and single, Akhila has never been allowed to live her life-she is always a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a provider first-until the day she buys a one-way train ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupé unfolds in an intimate atmosphere as Akhila gets to know her five fellow travellers. Riveted by their stories, she seeks an answer to the question that has haunted her all her life: can a woman stay single and be happy, or does she need a man to feel complete?

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the acclaimed author of seventeen novels, which include The Mistress of Spices and, most recently, One Amazing Thing. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and two have been made into films. Divakaruni was born in Kolkata and moved to the United States for her graduate studies. She currently lives in Houston, Texas.

Anita Nair

Anita Nair is a bestselling and widely acclaimed novelist. Among her several books, The Better Man, Ladies Coupé and Mistress have been translated into over thirty languages around the world. For her total contribution to children's literature in English, she was awarded the Central Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013. She has also published Malabar Mind, a collection of poems, and Goodnight and God Bless, a collection of essays. A playwright, she has written the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which won the 2012 National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in English.

Anita conducts a creative-writing mentorship program in Bangalore called Anita's Attic. To know more, visit her at www.anitanair.net and www.anitasattic.com or follow @anitanairauthor on Twitter and Instagram.

K R Meera

K.R. Meera started out as a journalist in 1998. She won a series of awards for her reportage till she quit to be a full-time writer of fiction in 2006. She has since published short stories, novels and essays, and has been recognized with some of the most prestigious prizes for literary writing in Malayalam including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the Odakkuzhal Award. She lives in Kottayam with her husband Dileep and daughter Shruthi.
A bilingual feminist scholar, J. Devika has translated Malayali women authors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and contemporary writers like Sarah Joseph, Nalini Jameela, Anitha Thampi and V.M. Girija besides K.R. Meera.

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