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The Rover Writes a Review on BOMBAY WALI AND OTHER STORIES by Veena Gokhale

Veena Gokhale‘s newly published book Bombay Wali and other stories (Guernica 2013) has been reviewed in The Rover. The Rover is an independent review of art and culture.

Heather Leighton writes: “While her stories impart a genuine taste and flavour of India familiar to Indophiles, there is a definite departure from tradition in this collection, giving the reader a sense that considerable change is in the air.”

Bombay Wali and other stories is a collection of twelve stories that provide startling glimpses of contemporary life in Bombay, and elsewhere. A wealthy business woman compelled by the desire to hurt her best friend; an old woman in a Tokyo apartment seeking the touch of a baby’s hand; a woman reflecting on violence as a riot rages outside her home. Tales about friendship and repulsion, family ties and freedom; violence, public and private; ambition and uncertainty, alienation and acceptance, growing up and growing old.

To read the full review, click here.

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