Of Infidels and Infidelity has women centered short stories in English, centered around the life of the modern Indian woman. Woman who is struggling to find her rightful place in the society, at her home, in the community, and at her workplace. A woman who wants to realize her aspirations, and give expression to her needs.
These short stories in English are a microcosm of the silent and not so silent battles raging in and around women’s lives. Young Rasna wants to break free of the patriarchal bonds, Kamini and Sujata desire to be liberated from their stifling domestic existence. Add a line about a story on marital relationship, from the book.
The short stories in English take you into the heart of a woman’s struggle and how she snatches victory from the jaws of subjugation and discrimination.
They also dwell on the agonizing marital relationships in the Indian context and its acute sensitivities. A women’s total submission is undoubtedly in the realm of the past.
An engrossing read.
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About the Author
Manju Dhall has Masters degrees in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and from the University of Allahabad in Political Science. She has taught English to high school students for many years. She has also lectured in Human Rights Law. Later she taught Human Rights Law at Amity Law School. She has also lectured in Human Rights students to non-collegiate students in three girls’ colleges of Delhi University.