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Part fiction, part expose, wholly original, completely transfixing. In perfectly crafted stories, two authors try to define the “good” Indian girl, and discover she defies all description.
Who is the ‘Good Indian Girl’? What does she look like? How does she dress? Is she real — or is she a myth?
In this funny, wicked, touching, irreverent, poignant collection of stories, Annie Zaidi and Smriti Ravindra lift the veil (or sari pallu) on the lives and loves of girls who have been born or raised in the subcontinent.
Searingly funny—with a serious edge. Exploding stereotypes—and creating a few new ones.
The niceties have to be observed, but the urge to subvert is often overwhelming. As they shimmy down drainpipes at midnight, or steal covert glances at the boys across the street, the real life incidents from which these stories are drawn will ring a bell with any woman who has negotiated the minefield of romantic longing and the desires that lies between childhood and womanhood.
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Sep 22, 2011
Wonderful readAnnie Zaidi and Smriti Ravindra have written a collection of stories that explore what it means to be a Good Indian Girl (or GIG - if there’s a GIG, there’s got to be a Bad Indian Girl or BIG as well). The stories, set in small towns and big cities follow the lives of interconnected characters - but unlike the more annoying fractured narratives that found currency in Hollywood movies like Crash and Mexican ones like Amores Perros, these stories grow organically, branching out and reaching heights of joy or digging roots deep down to the darker side of being a young woman in India. If there was… (Expand)
Jun 18, 2014
Surprised me completelyStarted reading with lots of assumptions considering the subject of the book but I was proved wrong. Overall I was zapped by this wonderfully written series of short stories.
Jan 13, 2015
why are there so many characters..Hi,
Jul 9, 2014
Disappointinghad loads of expectations from this book but fell flat.