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These collections of stories from well-known authors offer insightful glimpses of life in Australia and in India. We are keen to know what you think of the short stories.
Please review these anthologies and let us know how the stories affected you, which stories you enjoyed most and why. Thank you. Please go to this Review Link to leave your review. https://g.page/r/CfSgfcefUTTlEBM/review
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:
The Aleph that Unveils the Reality of Our Times: A Curation of Thought Provoking Narratives from the Indian Subcontinent and Australia – 11 (2020) – Rocznik Komparatystyczny – Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego (wnus.edu.pl) Glass Walls: Stories of Tolerance and Intolerance from the Indian Subcontinent and Australia edited by Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle is a carefully selected, exquisite bouquet of stories that are cathartic, masterfully told and very relevant to our times. This collection makes a genuine attempt to demystify violence that has become an undeniable part of our “everydayness” that more often than not goes unheard or unsaid. Samana Madhuri.
GLASS WALLS: Amazon International Reviews
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2019 Verified Purchase Five Stars
“Excellent collection of short stories tackling immensely important and relevant topics! My favorites were closer by David malouf, the last game drive by Janhavi acharekar and the wedding gift by Meenakshi Bharat. A must be read collection for anyone interested in broadening they’re minds and exploring different people and thoughts! Five stars”.
Punekar 5.0 out of 5 stars The book makes you introspect
Reviewed in India on October 2, 2019. Verified Purchase
“This collection of stories tackles a wide variety of subjects and is categorised into Family, Race, Gender, Religion and so on and that is why I enjoyed the book. One could pick and choose a story to read depending on one’s mood. I specifically liked the stories on Family and Gender. The stories on race brought out the dichotomy that exists in all of us, as mentioned in the introduction to the book. Right thinking people are determined not to be biased and want to do the right thing but the subconscious mind often has another agenda. The rational aspect of the personality loses out in certain circumstances. This is brought out in the stories on family too, particularly the story titled “The Wedding Gift”. Another story I liked was the one titled “Henry”. We behave in the most irrational ways but we are not bad people, not really, just human. All the stories are not equally good, but all of them touch something inside your heart.”
CB 5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read for book clubs Reviewed in the United States on 16 August 2020 Verified Purchase “The Glass Walls by Meenakshi and Sharon is a different read covering intense topics wound into stories taken from our daily lives. Most of these stories start in a free flowing manner covering relatively simple and unassuming topics, but as with life, they take the reader through a series of emotions emanating from personal experiences and relationships as they go on to cover social issues around us. Throughout the book I felt I could relate to the stories, either personally or through the experience of those around me. Just as in real life, the twists and turns in some of the stories took me by surprise. Some stories handled social complexities and got me thinking hard about the issues that smolder just beneath the surface. In fact, one of the stories by Trilok Chand Ghai became a topic of interesting discussion among friends. The book is a collection of stories, well written, covering topics across continents. I would recommend Glass Walls as a must add to the list of book clubs looking for discussion on topics in our daily lives”