A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. A servant girl experiences a cruel loss of innocence when she eats something that wasn’t meant for her. In the sweltering heat of Bombay, a schoolgirl finds the ground slipping beneath her feet except when she’s watching Star Trek. Four friends meet for drinks one evening, only to find that their friendship is not what it seems. And, in the extraordinary title story, a student who has worshipped his teacher for decades comes to a terrible realization about him. Meanwhile, his old mentor is planning a cunning legacy of his own.
Tejaswini Apte-Rahm is a writer from Mumbai who has lived in Serbia, Israel, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh. She studied in Singapore and the UK and worked as an environmental researcher for ten years. Tejaswini was a journalist in Mumbai and has written for Screen, Hindustan Times, the Times of India, and Asian Age. She currently lives in London and is a full-time writer.
Ratings & Reviews
6 Ratings &
A decent read...
Short story writing is a tricky genre, something where even the most accomplished writers falter at times. Tejaswini Apte – Rahm’s novel “These Circuses that Sweep Through the Landscapes” is one such collection of 10 short stories which explores various human tendencies, some real while some unbelievable.
Full marks to Tejaswini’s writing skills. She is excellent. Her eye for detailing is the USP of the book. It shows how minutely she observes life and its various aspects. As I said, writing...
These Circuses that Sweep Through the Landscape is a collection of ten short stories which grabs the interest of the reader from the first page itself. The stories are very short but the impact they have on the reader is very powerful. Some of the stories can be said to be microtales, yet they did their job in impressing me.
Each and every story deals with the complex human emotions. They are intense, emotional and thoughtful that compel you to think about the complexity of human behaviour a...
These circuses that sweep through landscape is a delight for readers. The book is a collection 10 short stories that take you to the wonderland of stories. An obsessive collector of beetles becomes self-destructive landing himself in a never-solving trouble. Short story named ‘The Mall’ aptly describes how a woman on a shopping spree entangles herself only to realize that she cannot go home. On the other hand, ‘The house on the hill’ describes the little girl’s innocence with a bit humor atta...
An exemplary contribution in the world of words. A gift to the literature and the readers, who always out on fishing for something worthy. An innocent and commendable effort by the author. It is an artistic creation.
‘These circuses that sweep through the landscape’ is a collection of 10 beautiful short stories. The stories from magic world to the human race; from characterize to one incident to whole lifetime, however it a pack of ten different stories unrelated to each other.