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RELATIVELY TRUE, stories of Truth, Deception and Post-Truth from South Asia and Australia
Edited Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle
Publisher Orient BlackSwan Pvt Ltd
Authors: Shirley Hazzard, Eugen Bacon, Gulzar, Meenakshi Bharat, Alex Cothren, Tony Birch, Devika Brendon, Sharon Rundle, Cate Kennedy, Anne Benjamin, Sujata Sankranti, Kate Grenville, Priya Sarrukai Chabria, Andrew Kwong, Mitra Phukan, Bashabi Fraser, Yasmine Gooneratne, Rashida Murphy, Sunil Badami, Niharika Chibber Joe, Matt M Lupton, Susanne Gervay, Janhavi Acharekar, Gayatri Gill, Julia Prendergast. Proem by Dr Roanna Gonsalves.
Foreword by His Excellency, The Australian High Commissioner to India, The Honourable Mr Barry O’Farrell AO.
“Relatively True is a vibrant collection of short stories that reflects on the porous boundaries separating lies, half-truths, and the truth. We live in a world of elastic truth, click-bait, disinformation and fake identities. Opinions, beliefs and conspiracy theories clamour to be given equal time and weight with facts. Whose truth is more relevant and meaningful—yours or mine? The stories in Relatively True confront and address this question, and more, in surprising and inventive ways. Each narrative probes the vexing impact that fluctuating ideas of truth have on us. From self-deception to trickery on a wider scale, this anthology of short fiction from Australia and South Asia enchants, provokes and enlightens, from the first story to the last.”
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Amit Dasgupta AO, Former Consul-General of India to Sydney, Ambassador, Distinguished Fellow of the Australia India Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Society for Policy Studies, and the Inaugural Country Director of the University of New South Wales since 2016j, writes:
|Eugen Bacon reads ‘Unlimited Data’||Eugen, Rashida Murphy, David Allan Petale (moderator)||Eugen, Julia Mackay-Koelen, Rashida|
Our brilliant Relatively True authors
spoke about “Telling the Truth”
at the Fremantle Arts Centre
Photos courtesy of Julia Mackay-Koelen
Relatively True: stories of Truth, Deception and Post-Truth
launched by Indranil Halder at
Sunil Badami, Anne Benjamin, Andrew Kwong, along with co-editors Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat. Malathi Nagarajan opened and closed the launch event with performances on the veena.