Woman to Woman: Stories

Woman to Woman: Stories By Madhulika Liddle, Woman to Woman Stories A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on while harbouring a bitter secret few know of A woman an
  • Title: Woman to Woman: Stories
  • Author: Madhulika Liddle
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  • Page: 383
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  • Woman to Woman: Stories By Madhulika Liddle, A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on while harbouring a bitter secret few know of A woman and her brother try to come to terms with the knowledge of their mother s infidelity In a flood in Assam, a family is ruined and their daughter finds herself sent off to an unA young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on while harbouring a bitter secret few know of A woman and her brother try to come to terms with the knowledge of their mother s infidelity In a flood in Assam, a family is ruined and their daughter finds herself sent off to an unseen bride groom in faraway Delhi In a colonial bungalow in the heart of rural India, a lonely old woman notices the stark difference between her privileged life and that of the poor around her But who, really, is privileged In the span of a bus journey, a prostitute and a nun find they have in common than they had imagined And in the snowfields of Kashmir, a young widow takes her revenge on the man who killed her husband in the only way she knows Written with sensitivity but unafraid to explore the hidden secrets and dark corners in ordinary lives, Woman to Woman is a collection of twelve beautifully crafted short stories by award winning writer Madhulika Liddle.
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    1. Madhulika Liddle

      Madhulika Liddle is best known for her books featuring the 17th century Mughal detective Muzaffar Jang, although she is also a prolific writer of short fiction, travel writing, and writing related to classic cinema The Muzaffar Jang Series Madhulika s best known series of works are historical whodunnits featuring the 17th century Mughal detective, Muzaffar Jang Till now, four books in the series have been published The Englishman s Cameo 2009 The Eighth Guest Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries 2011 ,Engraved in Stone 2012 , and Crimson City 2015 Short stories Madhulika has written a range of short stories in different genres, including black humour, humour, crime and detection, and social awareness Several of these have won awards including the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association s CBA Short Story Competition, for A Morning Swim, in 2003 or have been selected for anthologies Her story, Poppies in the Snow, was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize.Short story collections My Lawfully Wedded Husband Other Stories Black humour shorts, all of which have a twist in the tale.Woman to Woman Stories A collection of twelve women centric stories.Madhulika is also known for her travel writing, which has been published in Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller India , Lounge Mint , and other periodicals In addition, she is a cinema buff and blogs mostly about classic cinema, but also other matters pertaining to her writing at madhulikaliddle.Awards and Recognition CBA Short Story Competition Honourable Mention 2002 for Love and the Papaya ManCBA Short Story Competition Overall Winner 2003 for A Morning SwimSunday Times EFG Short Story Prize 2015 Longlisted for Poppies in the SnowWinner of Oxfordbookstore e Author version 4.0

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    1. Madhulika ma am and I go back a long way I met her on three years back, when I had sent my first book to her for review Soon, she posted her critical review on Initially, I must admit I felt bad, terrible, in fact But when I re read the review and the associated comments after a few days, an important realization dawned on me I realized how inferior my writing was, and I understood what I needed to do to improve myself After that, I worked hard on my writing skills, read critically acclaimed boo [...]


    2. I really enjoyed this latest book of short stories from Madhulika Liddle Thematically different from her varied first collection, she has managed to than compensate for that by examining with great compassion and clarity specific aspects of a woman s life, and has come up with impressive new insights, in the process For those of us who are very familiar with gender issues in the South Asian context, this is no mean feat.Thematically different from her varied first collection of short stories, [...]


    3. This is one of the rare books that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page Each of the short stories is a gem and as you finish them one by one, you will pause and reflect before starting the next one I cannot pick a favorite as there are so many that stand out, but if I have to, then Woman to Woman because of the wonderful premise and the poised conversation between the nun and the prostitute , Maplewood because I felt as if I could smell that old house when I read the story [...]


    4. The very title of Madhulika Liddle s recent short story collection, Woman to Woman Stories , caught my attention and then when I read the blurb, I couldn t wait to get my hands on it.This is what the blurb says, A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on while harbouring a bitter secret few know of A woman and her brother try to come to terms with the knowledge of their mother s infidelity In a [...]


    5. Woman to Woman Stories, her latest collection of short stories, is Madhulika Liddle s darkest and possibly, best work yet These stories are centred on women the men may appear on the periphery, or not at all, yet are crucial to the women s narrative who each bear the burden of their own crosses, whether it be prostitution, sex slavery, old age, loneliness, childlessness, the abuse of privilege, loss, death They are women from different regions, social milieus, and age groups In a world dominated [...]


    6. Women to Women, her latest collection of short stories is Madhulika Liddle s darkest work yet These stories are centred on women the men appear on the periphery who each bear the burden of their own crosses, whether it be prostitution, sex slavery, old age, loneliness, childlessness, the abuse of privilege, loss, death They are women from different regions, social milieus, and age groups In a world dominated by patriarchal rules, these women are not happy cannot be happy Their victories, if ther [...]


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