by Thekkiam, Sruthi Sridhar

Abstract (Summary)
These nine stories are linked by setting: all the characters either live in or travel to Bangalore, India. Bangalore was a quiet town a few decades ago but is now a city in flux, and is devouring the changes that come with globalization and rapid industrialization. Just when its belly seems unnaturally distended and you think a button must pop, causing its clothes to fall embarrassingly around its ankles, the city will surprise you with its ability to keep going. The characters in these stories attempt to meet the challenges in their lives with the same spirit, but not all of them succeed as well as the city does. However, they try, and their attempts are these stories. In a city that contains a multitude of worlds - traditional and modern, parochial and cosmopolitan, mansions and slums - the characters in these stories surprise and are surprised by facets of themselves.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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