Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pangea listed in The Hindu Books page

Thrilled to report that 'The Hindu' lists Pangea in its feature 'First Look' on the books and literature page on December 2, 2012. It appears online on December 3 and maybe seen if you scroll down the page.

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ARTS » BOOKS           December 3, 2012

First Look

Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe, Edited by Indira Chandrasekhar and Rebecca Lloyd, Thames River Press, price not stated
This anthology of 34 short stories by 25 writers from 13 countries is a reflection of the title. Pangea means “all lands” or “all earth”. The writers include journalists, scientists, a lawyer, a costume designer, a magazine editor, a crofter in the Scottish highlands, a bookseller, and a writer-in-residence at a young offenders’ prison. Their narratives are equally diverse and distinctive —whether about a man’s confrontation and failure on a road in Scotland, the dramatic preparations for a big birthday party in Nigeria, or the moment a young man comes face-to-face with his Bollywood idol — but have an enormous commonality. The conflicts faced and the emotions felt are recognisable, irrespective of the authors’cultural identities or the settings of the stories themselves.