Fiction (Short stories)
A Planet of Eccentrics
Lantzville, B.C.: Oolichan Books, 1990.
9th floor PS8553 .E342 P5 1990
The stories reflect a world that has become truly a global village. Begamudré’s characters travel back and forth between India, Europe, and North America with ease, yet once they have left their roots they experience a profound sense of separation and isolation.
In these transcultural tales, the author acknowledges a vital mythological heritage. Out of the powerful storytelling tradition of India, Ven Begamudré fashions a world of eccentrics: “To be eccentric is to be natural, and to fear our eccentricities is to fear our humanity.”
Awards and Honours
1992 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for Prose (Winner)