Fiction (Short stories)
Blues From the Malabar Coast: Stories
Toronto: TSAR, 2002.
These twelve delightful linked stories begin in a small village on India’s Malabar coast. The Variyars are a traditional matriarchal family, large and close knit, their children are numerous and spoilt, and life revolves around the temple. The family and its fortunes are described through the perceptions of its various members, particularly the younger ones. …
Joyful, poignant, and sad, this wonderful collection tells a story in its many stories, of a village and its people, of a nation, and of our times.
Awards and Honours
2002 McAuslan First Book Prize (Quebec Writers’ Federation)(Winner)