The Curse: Stories

31 October 2020

Salma

Translated by N Kalyan Raman

A young woman is caught between her desire for marriage and a dark family history that haunts her like a curse; a woman recounts how access to toilets, particularly during her periods, was mired in shame; the arrival of a television from Dubai creates a stir in the village. The stories in The Curse are loosely set in the Muslim communities of rural Tamil Nadu, and explore, among other things, the daily lives of women.

Speaking Tiger, Rs 350, 192 pages

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