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ENGLISH LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES

by SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 206 pages
  3. Date: 2009

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Shauna Singh Balgwin’s passionate stories dramatise the lives of Indian women from 1919 to today, from India to Canada to the US. Through the eyes of these women adjusting to change, we see a world whose familiar rhythms mask dissonance and discord. Overtly, the stories are about the ongoing struggle of the Sikh women to keep their identity and assert it. More subtly, the stories describe the cost of integration into the new world, how colonialism survives in the minds of the colonised, and how these women confront the twin fears: fear of freedom and of the ‘other’.

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