An unrestored woman

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A collection of intense tales of turmoil and tragedy that explores the reverberations of Partition through generations, from a mapmaker"s gamble to a grandfather who cannot speak of what he escaped as a young boy.

StatementShobha Rao
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LC ClassificationsPS3618.A695
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 244 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27202636M
ISBN 101250073820
ISBN 139781250073822
OCLC/WorldCa942708103

An Unrestored Woman is Shobha Rao's debut collection about the shared grief that occurred starting with the partition of India and Pakistan. Prior to the publication of this novel, one of the stories won inclusion in The Best American Short Stories two years ago.4/5.

An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her /5(27).

In “An Unrestored Woman,” a year-old widow, Neela, faces the continuation of her loveless marriage after her husband, erroneously reported dead, comes back to claim her from a refugee camp.

In the next story, “The Merchant’s Mistress,” Neela’s friend from the camp, Renu, becomes the servant and lover to both a diamond merchant. With An Unrestored Woman, she lifts a handful of individuals from the wreckage of Partition and illuminates their inner lives with daring and empathy.

Nalini Jones, author of What You Call Winter Shobha Rao has given us clear-eyed stories of intense ruptures and unexpected connections, searing violence and genuine love. An Unrestored Woman - Kindle edition by Rao, Shobha. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An Unrestored Woman/5(27). The twelve paired stories in Shobha Rao’s An Unrestored Woman trace their origins to the formation of India and Pakistan inbut they transcend that historical moment. A young woman in a crushingly loveless marriage seizes freedom in the only way left to her; a mother is forced to confront a chilling, unforgiveable crime she committed out of love; an ambitious.

An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her Brand: Flatiron Books.

An Unrestored Woman comprises story couplets: in story B, a minor character from story A comes to the fore; in story D, a minor character from story C comes to the fore.

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Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions. An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her.

"Girls Burn Brighter blew my heart up. Heart shards everywhere. I am in awe." Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky. The twelve paired stories in Shobha Rao's An Unrestored Woman trace their origins to the formation of India and Pakistan inbut they transcend that historical moment.

Shobha Rao’s striking collection, An Unrestored Woman, seizes a moment in history, the partition of British India into present-day India and Pakistan, and shows how the tumult raging in a country can be mirrored in the details of life.

Partition is the key to these 12 stories, all of them enacting scenes of violent division, from the large. AN UNRESTORED WOMAN. Neela, on the night she learned of her husband’s death, sat under the banyan tree outside their hut and felt an intense hunger.

It was on the night of the train accident. No, not an accident, she corrected herself. READ THE FULL EXCERPT →.

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Shobha Rao’s short-story collection “An Unrestored Woman” joins this strong tradition of Partition literature, but brings to it a distinctive contemporary sensibility. Author: Anita Felicelli. - Buy An Unrestored Woman book online at best prices in India on Read An Unrestored Woman book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(18).

An unrestored woman --The merchant's mistress --The imperial police --Unleashed --Blindfold --The lost ribbon --The opposite of sex --Such a mighty river --The road to Mirpur Khas --The memsahib --Kavitha and Mustafa --Curfew. Other Titles: Short. In his book, Capital (), the British author, Rana Dasgupta analyzed the existing trauma of partition and the effects on the Modern day India.

In An Unrestored Woman, Shobha Rao’s tackles the same issue but in this case through fiction, studying the lives of. An Unrestored Woman (Hardcover) By Shobha Rao.

Email or call for price. Hard to Find. Staff Reviews. I was primed for a good read when I picked up An Unrestored Woman: the title is intriguing and I've been going through a book drought.

But I was unprepared for how close the book would grip me. An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her /5(18).

An Unrestored Woman - Ebook written by Shobha Rao. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read An Unrestored Woman.5/5(2).

An Unrestored Woman and Other Short Stories is a collection of six paired short stories, set around the events of India’s partition in The book doesn’t deal only with history but its Author: Medha Shri Dahiya.

An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao – eBook Details. Before you start Complete An Unrestored Woman PDF EPUB by Shobha Rao Download, you can read below technical ebook details: Full Book Name: An Unrestored Woman; Author Name: Shobha Rao; Book Genre: Cultural, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, India, Literary Fiction, Short Stories.

Inthe Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries: India and Pakistan. And with one decree, countless lives are changed forever. AN UNRESTORED WOMAN explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it.

“Girls Burn Brighter is the kind of book you open and fall into In this, her debut novel, Rao (An Unrestored Woman, ) has written an enchanting tale that alternates between Poornima's and Savitha's points of view.

The book's earlier quiet and contemplative moments give way to the girls' intricately devised plans to escape their brutal /5(7). Get this from a library. An Unrestored Woman. [Shobha Rao] -- "In her mesmerizing debut, [the author] recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history".

An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: A new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her.

An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her /5.

An Unrestored Woman a very powerful collection, first published last year in the USA, this new paperback edition apparently timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Partition of the India into what is became the separate nations of India and Pakistan – perhaps that is a coincidence though I suspect not/5(7).

The Notable Books Council, first established inhas announced the selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty-six titles written for adult readers and published in the U.S. including literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

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The list was announced today at the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Book and Media Awards. Rao's other work, An Unrestored Woman, is a short story collection that was called "a breathless and fascinating read".

A theme throughout Rao's works is oppression, especially of women. Works. An Unrestored Woman. Flatiron Books ISBNOCLC ; Girls Burn Brighter. New York, N.Y.: Flatiron Books, Notable works: Girls Burn Brighter; An.

An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In An Unrestored Woman, the partition of India and Pakistan in cuts a jagged path through the lives of ordinary women and men, leaving ripples of sorrow through time and space.

Each couplet of stories spans the Indian subcontinent, from refugee camps and torched trains to the spacious verandas of the British Raj, and billows into the wider /5(20). An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her.