Karma and Other Stories

Karma and Other Stories

by Rishi Reddi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060898823
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Rishi Reddi was born in Hyderabad, India, and grew up in Great Britain and the United States. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2005 and received an honorable mention in Pushcart Prize 2004; she is also a recipient of an Artist Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents


Justice Shiva Ram Murthy     1
Lakshmi and the Librarian     29
The Validity of Love     65
Bangles     95
Karma     127
Devadasi     157
Lord Krishna     187
Acknowledgments     215

What People are Saying About This

Binnie Kirshenbaum

“Reddi’s characters are complicated people...and, as are the stories they inhabit, memorable and very worthy of our attention. Exquisite.”

Judith Guest

“Rishi Reddi has written a unique and beautiful book with the power to both entertain and educate.”

Kiran Desai

“Sad, sweet, tender—a truly lovely book.”

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Karma and Other Stories 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rishi Reddi presents a superb collection of stories that aim to reflect the experience of the modern-day Indian in New England. I picked up this book because I took a class on multicultural women's lit in college and we read a few Indian authors, all of whom I enjoyed. When I saw that this was a new collection of Indian fiction, I immediately wanted to read it. I found the stories, though focused on a particular immigrant community, share an experience of feeling out of place in society (and even family) that anyone could relate to. The characters are beautifully written, and I couldn't help but be caught up in their stories. I felt invested in them, and really, isn't that the point of a good book? The characters are so different from each other, with ages ranging from children to the elderly, creating a variety of viewpoints. I highly recommend Reddi's collection of stories to those who enjoy everyday people and the problems that cultural differences can bring.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books.
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writeyourlife144 More than 1 year ago
Reddi's characters are unforgettable and vivid, as are their stories. She paints a true and beautiful portrait of Indian culture, and brings to light the struggles which immigrants of any country face as they attempt to retain their culture and its dignity. The stories stay with the reader long after they have been set aside despite their shortness of length. It is a book which is irrevocably important and moving.