THE MIRROR KNOWS THE TRUTH AND OTHER STORIES
- Category Literature & Fiction
- Format PB
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-3452-3
- Pages: 406 pages
- Date: July 2014
ABOUT THIS BOOK
An eclectic collection, The Mirror Knows the Truth and Other Stories offers a kaleidoscopic range of human emotions, from love, longing and loneliness, to the discrimination faced by the minorities within society.
‘It Was My Day’ poignantly describes the marriage anniversary of a middle-aged woman, spent aching for a gesture of affection from her ever-busy husband; ‘The Pigeon Story’ chronicles the various discriminations and the general lack of empathy among people, as perceived by the birds; and, in the title story, a mirror faithfully records the goings-on in an affluent, upper-caste family which adopts Kalyani, a girl from a lower caste, and raises as a daughter.
Evocative, sensitive and nuanced, The Mirror Knows the Truth and Other Stories is a compelling exploration of the myriad complexities of the human psyche.