Coloured and Other Stories Libraran Notes this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B QRPDP This collection includes stories of South Indian immigrant life in America told from various perspectives including a girl s awakening

  • Title: Coloured and Other Stories
  • Author: Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Libraran Notes this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B005QRPDP4.This collection includes stories of South Indian immigrant life in America told from various perspectives including a girl s awakening to racism not only against herself, but other races during high school and later in college a man and his wife battle the growth of their lawn in their first home a youngLibraran Notes this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B005QRPDP4.This collection includes stories of South Indian immigrant life in America told from various perspectives including a girl s awakening to racism not only against herself, but other races during high school and later in college a man and his wife battle the growth of their lawn in their first home a young woman struggles with the death of her father.The debut short fiction collection by writer Rajakumar, Coloured and Other Stories is a multi layered look at South Indian immigrant life in America through the eyes of men and women confronted with mundane changes that challenge them to either retreat into themselves or connect with those around then.

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    1. Ten tales of the experiences not only immigrants both men and women, but those of American’s who happen to not be *sarcastic mock look of horror* who are not white! The stories within this collection had me smiling, laughing, frustrated, at times incensed.Having read and been a part of some of Moha Doha’s social circles I was already well aware of her background and her style of writing in some form or another and I have read two of her and considered myself prepared for ten amazing literary [...]

    2. In a slim collection of short stories, the trials and triumphs of life as a South Indian immigrant in the United States are told. A young girl, American educated and Indian born, the only daughter in a family of boys, learns exactly how precious she is to her parents. A young English schooled Indian man learns the stark realities of racism in a Texas bar. A young woman feels so racially intimidated that even warming up her curry in the workplace microwave becomes a daily fear for her. A new brid [...]

    3. This is a collection of ten short stories, some of which have been published in various literary magazines. Two stories explore the dark sides of the patriarchal Indian culture. The first one, “Dasi” is about the plight of widows in India, while another “Truth” references the abhorrent practice of female feticide in India. Two stories delve into racism. While “Coloured” struggles and succumbs to the negativity, the second story “Down” paradoxically named, attempts to rise above i [...]

    4. I was captured by the title of this collection of stories. Colored and Other Stories, a title to hold attention. I was curious in what angle the stories would be told, what message given… sent with the hope it will be grasped by the readers.I wondered would it be history? A retelling of lives lived?Well, I stopped questioning and I opened the book. I fell into the world of the various peoples that were affected individually by the outside world for the color of their skin, their traditions as [...]

    5. I hope you pick up an eBook copy of Coloured & Other Stories soon. The immigrant experience is strong in this collection, and the details that make up the life of these women and men the author chose to shine a spotlight on will make you feel as if you just ate from the most incredible banquet -- you will be satisfied, stunned, and your thirst will be quenched. If you are as big a fan of short fiction as I am, these tales cannot be beat, and will charm and make you feel real emotion in equal [...]

    6. Interesting short stories that give not only view of Indian culture but also of Indian culture adapting to American culture. Some stories can be expanded for other non-whites especially "Coloured" where Ganesh is treated badly, not just for the refusal to serve him. The gang rape also parallels the different culture: in "Dasi" the widowed women learn not to stand out as they could be raped. In "Coloured" the woman is raped for standing up for the nonwhite man. These are some very powerful storie [...]

    7. This collection of short stories is one that I wish I had read in college. The narration is fresh and engaging and even though you barely get to know the characters, each and every one of them stand out. I appreciate the opportunity to witness a different perspective of the world. Each story holds your attention and stands on its own, but combined they create a very powerful overview of an entirely different side of this world that I've never witnessed before.

    8. This is a short story collection. I read the kindle sample, which included the first story and the very beginning of the second. I'll definitely return to this in the future, though it looks like the collection will be at least somewhat depressing. Reviews by story.DasiConcise, to-the-point writing in a very pleasant style. The subject was less pleasant, but I'm still happy I read it.

    9. Mohana writes with lyric intensity and an unusual perspective on the world and women. This book took me to a place I never would have visited otherwise and made me think thoughts I had never considered either. I thank her for her attention to detail and context in this collection of stories.

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