On The Banks of The Cauvery


By:Lakshmi Palecanda




Category:FICTION / General

Delivery Time: 7-9 Days


About the book

‘On the Banks of the Cauvery’ is a collection of richly emotional stories of people from India, specifically South India. The stories in this collection bring to vivid life the India of the nurse, the doctor, the construction worker, the house-maid, the homemaker, and such other real people. These are stories of strong and complex women and men living their lives circumscribed by their class, caste, social status and culture in ways that lays bare their true selves, be they absolutely honest or abjectly hypocritical. Of these stories, two have won The Sunday Herald Short Story Contest and six have been published in magazines and newspapers.The author is an Indian-American who was a scientist before she found her true passion in writing. She has been published extensively in India and the US, in magazines and newspapers such as Woman’s Era, India Currents, Khabar, and The Deccan Herald.

About the author

Lakshmi Palecanda is a scientist-turned-writer. She discovered her passion for writing when she acted on an impulse and took an evening class on writing. She writes articles, short stories, novels and blogs and has won awards for two of her short stories. She has published over 250 articles, 10 short stories and 2 novels. She particularly loves to write humorous articles. In her spare time, she works as a trainer of Communicative English, Soft Skills and Life Skills.Lakshmi received her B.Sc. degree in Horticulture from College of Horticulture, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 1989, and Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, in the United States in 1994. She worked in the field of basic research in plant and animal sciences for ten years, before she began her writing career. She is now a full-time writer and teacher of Communicative English, creative writing and life skills.Lakshmi currently resides in Mysore, Karnataka, in India, with her husband and two daughters.


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