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By the Sabarmati free pdf What happens when women decide to shed their inhibitions and speak out about their deepest feelings? What stories lie behind their closed doors in the city of Ahmedabad? This sparkling collection tells us about the dreams and aspirations, the victories and defeats of women - on the streets, at home. In simple unadorned prose Esther David recounts the stories of Maya Desai, tormented by the knowledge of her beauty and driven to suicide by a world which refuses to recognize her true self- of Vesti, who meets an unlikely saviour after being branded as a witch- of Amina, who never steps beyond the threshold of her house, but when her family starts to fall apart, proves to be a tower of strength- and of Vidya, the wife of an itinerant performer, who comes across a strange apparition in the course of a somnolent afternoon. There are young women and old, struggling against disappointment, failed love and the death of near ones. At times funny, at times disturbing, these stories are a testament to their heroic and moving endeavour to rise above their limitations.

About Esther David

Esther David is an artist, critic, professor of art and a columnist for the Ahmedabad editions of The Times of India and the Indian Express. Her first novel, The Walled City, a story of three generations of Indian Jewish women was published to wide acclaim.

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Author : Esther David
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Data Published : 14 October 2000
ISBN : 0140278435
EAN : 9780140278439
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 188 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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