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Red Carpet: Bangalore Stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great short story collection

    These eight stories focus on people from Bangalore where 'beggars and billionaires' make up the two caste social system. The tales are well written as conflict exists between rich and poor, tradition and modern, East and West, and religion and secular. Each contribution is well written, poignant and insightful as readers obtain the duality of western influence with some locals believing it is intrusive and destroying a way of life while others welcome the choices and freedoms. Perhaps the best example of the battling sides is 'Bombay This,' in which thirtyish software programmer Ramu asks his old fashion traditon-based mother to find him a wife. Readers who want something intelligent but different will want to read The Red Carpet anthology as it is worth the time and intriguingly the underlying concepts of conflict between the groups and even between subgroups applies in the United States with issues like abortion.----------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2005


    This is a fabulous read! I started reading the first story on a Saturday morning, and couldn't put the book down... The writing is vibrant and extremely well-crafted. The author has an eye for exquisite detail, but never overplays her hand, giving me a glimpse of an India that was delightfully mezmerising and yet strangely familiar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    A Fabulous New Collection

    This is a wonderful collection of short stories by a promising new author. Lavanya Sankaran has a fine eye for detail, an ear for dialogue, and the ability to depict characters of all ages and walks of life with such skill and warmth that the stories and the characters linger in the mind well after the book is finished.

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