ISBN 9789385031724,Kismetwali and Other Stories

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ISBN 9789385031724
Publisher

Om Books Internationa

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789385031724

ISBN-10 9385031724
Binding

Paparback

Number of Pages 327 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Short stories

This octet of novellas is set against an Indian backdrop amid circumstances that transcend place, purse and prestige, Kismetwali and other stories speaks to all. It offers a glimpse into the parallel lives of the privileged and penniless, closing in on the moments when free-will collides against fate and the gap between the parallels vanishes, along with the distinctions inherent in their preordained paths.

A humble barber becomes an intimate collaborator in a love story, a light-fingered maid servant helps a young flight attendant clean up the emotional debris of a mes this octet of novellas is set against an Indian backdrop amid circumstances that transcend place, purse and prestige, Kismetwali and other stories speaks to all. It offers a glimpse into the parallel lives of the privileged and penniless, closing in on the moments when free-will collides against fate, and the gap between the parallels vanishes, along with the distinctions inherent in their preordained paths. A humble barber becomes an intimate collaborator in a love story a light-fingered maid servant helps a young flight attendant clean up the emotional debris of a messy romance, a long-serving masseuse conceals her mistresss secret while offering a gift of revelation to her troubled daughter, and a clairvoyant petitions the fountainhead of fate on behalf of her affluent clients. Kismet positions these characters along the totem pole, but the choices they make are theirs alone.

Reetika Khanna Nijhawan was born and raised in a small town in northern India. While growing up, she traveled the world extensively with her father, an officer in the merchant navy. After receiving her degree in Psychology from Delhi University, she worked as a flight attendant with Lufthansa German Airlines before settling down to write, first as a senior features writer for Elle magazine and then as an associate features editor for Elle Decor in Mumbai. She later moved to Atlanta, where her work has been published in the Atlanta Journal - Constitution and Khabar magazine. Kismet wali and Other Stories is her first work of fiction. She penned these eight novellas over time, while waiting in the carpool line outside her daughters school. romance, a long-serving masseuse conceals her mistresss secret while offering a gift of revelation to her troubled daughter and a clairvoyant petitions the fountainhead of fate on behalf of her affluent clients. Kismet positions these characters along the totem pole, but the choices they make are theirs alone.

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