cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories
eBook In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories ePub

eBook In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories ePub

by Indu Sundaresan

  • ISBN: 1416586105
  • Category: World Literature
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Indu Sundaresan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1514 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1985 kb
  • Other: azw lrf mbr rtf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 501

Description

Indu Sundaresan is the author of four novels, including The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses. I read this book a few months ago and the stories still haunt me. Each one was centered around a very specific theme like the ancient tradition of sati or treatment of the elderly in modern India.

Indu Sundaresan is the author of four novels, including The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses. Born and raised in India, she now lives in Washington State. Sundaresan is a master story teller because every story made you want to learn more without leaving you feeling unsatisfied. Her other novels are wonderful reads as well and fir more in the historical fiction genre but she is clearly adept at the short story as well. This is a wonderful collection and will be hard to put down.

Indu Sundaresan brings together stories that both embrace and reject modern values with an. .Indu Sundaresan's writing has a different I am a big fan of short stories and quick reads and I liked this book - In the Convent of Little Flowers.

Indu Sundaresan brings together stories that both embrace and reject modern values with an authenticity that only a writer of her caliber could d. Some short stories are intense and mostly talk about lives of Indian women and the struggle they undergo. What was refreshing and interesting about this book was that each short story talks about a different issue and is set about a different class or society in India. Coming from South India, I could relate myself to some of the situations.

More praise for Indu Sundaresan and IN THE CONVENT OF LITTLE FLOWERS Indu Sundaresan guides . Sundaresan unfolds her bittersweet story in flashbacks that are full of sharply drawn details and adroit dialogue. It’s a riveting read.

More praise for Indu Sundaresan and IN THE CONVENT OF LITTLE FLOWERS Indu Sundaresan guides us through a culture in transitio.The characters are unforgettabl.Sundaresan’s skill with. A sprawling story of forbidden love. A colorful, engrossing read. Indu Sundaresan expertly blends together history, memorable characters, and the sights, colors, and smells of India to create a hugely compelling novel. It is, quite literally, a feast for the senses.

Like Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, Indu Sundaresan’s In the Convent of Little Flowers gives readers an eloquent and illuminating collection of stories about contemporary Indian life, exploring the cutting-edge issues that surround the clash between ancient tradition an.

Like Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, Indu Sundaresan’s In the Convent of Little Flowers gives readers an eloquent and illuminating collection of stories about contemporary Indian life, exploring the cutting-edge issues that surround the clash between ancient tradition and modernity. In the collection’s title story, a young woman adopted by an American family in Seattle receives a letter from Sister Mary Theresa, a nun at the Convent of Little Flowers in Chennai, where she stayed as a child. Unbeknownst to the Indian woman, the nun is her biological mother’s sister.

But I have no choice. idiocy, ambition, pride, dishonesty, adulation, and arrogance. I purge our galaxy of these sins. With each obliteration, I grow stronger-and more evil-for the sins come to live in m. am a Chosen On. t is, after all, a coveted job, given to a very few. As a Chosen One, I am knowledgeable-I am, in fact, more intelligent than most, even the Select Seven who chose me. My life.

Indu Sunderesan's new book, "In the Convent of Little Flowers," is a collection of short stories set in a more contemporary time than her previous works. Set mostly in India, the stories touch on topics still somewhat taboo to mention or acknowledge in Indian society

Indu Sunderesan's new book, "In the Convent of Little Flowers," is a collection of short stories set in a more contemporary time than her previous works. Set mostly in India, the stories touch on topics still somewhat taboo to mention or acknowledge in Indian society. The writing style is so vivid, it makes you feel as if you are a part of the story and you end up thinking about the events long after you have put the book away. I would recommend this book unreservedly and look forward to her next one.

In the Convent of Little Flowers. Indu Sundaresan presents a poignant collection of contemporary short stories about the challenges and consequences faced by women in Indian life today. Like Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, Indu Sundaresan’s In the Convent of Little Flowers gives readers an eloquent and illuminating collection of stories about contemporary Indian life, exploring the cutting-edge issues that surround the clash between ancient tradition and modernity.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads. But we still need to pay for servers and staff.

Now in paperback, internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan presents a poignant collection of contemporary short stories about the challenges and consequences faced by women in Indian life today.Like Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, Indu Sundaresan’s In the Convent of Little Flowers gives readers an eloquent and illuminating collection of stories about contemporary Indian life, exploring the cutting-edge issues that surround the clash between ancient tradition and modernity. In the collection’s title story, a young woman adopted by an American family in Seattle receives a letter from Sister Mary Theresa, a nun at the Convent of Little Flowers in Chennai, where she stayed as a child. Unbeknownst to the Indian woman, the nun is her biological mother’s sister. In another story, the grandmother of an Indian journalist begs her grandson to intervene and stop a young widow from being burned alive. And when a teenaged daughter bears a child out of wedlock, her entire family is thrown into turmoil. With their lush prose, vividly rendered settings, and complex characters, these and the other stories in this elegant collection bring readers into the experience of Indian women at home and abroad, where modernity offers them lives their grandmothers could never dream of, while at the same time taking away parts of their history. With a delicate touch, Indu Sundaresan weaves the pieces of the conflict together, presenting a nuanced and unforgettable tapestry.

Comments

Qwne Qwne
The mark of a good book to me is how much you end up thinking about it (positively, of course) after you're finished reading. I read this book a few months ago and the stories still haunt me. Each one was centered around a very specific theme like the ancient tradition of sati or treatment of the elderly in modern India. Sundaresan is a master story teller because every story made you want to learn more without leaving you feeling unsatisfied. Her other novels are wonderful reads as well and fir more in the historical fiction genre but she is clearly adept at the short story as well. This is a wonderful collection and will be hard to put down.
Domarivip Domarivip
This book of short stories regarding India's ancient cultures and how they can still affect Indians of today was so well written. Yes, each story is sad and even violent at times but the way the author writes with such descriptive prose made me turn each page enthusiastically. Her writing alone would make me want to read more by her.
Gosar Gosar
I haven't read this author's work before and I am blown away. Each short story is written with such accuracy that you feel like you are in the midst of the characters. In addition, the author creates plots that leave you thinking about the stories long after you've finished reading them. I am blown away and haven't had such a powerful experience to an author in quite some time. I was really quite sad when I finished the book. I wanted to keep hearing her stories. I highly recommend this book and plan to check out the author's other works now.
DarK-LiGht DarK-LiGht
Although the story lines were interesting, I thought the stories a were a bit abrupt in ending. I had also gotten accustomed to her in depth writing in other other books as "Twentieth Wife" and "Feast of Roses"
Jorius Jorius
A nice collection of short stories from one of my very favorite authors. Indu Sundaresan is a wonderful, skilled writer.
Legend 33 Legend 33
I liked them all. She is one of my favourite authors.
Bu Bu
Another captivating book by the author. Enjoyed reading the book very much and could not put it down until finished!
Excellent storytelling. Shocking events but I was fascinated by the bold abnormal subject matter.