The Yogini | Penguin
Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (Tr. by Arunava Sinha)
Homi, a successful television producer in a happy marriage, finds her life upturned after an encounter with a yogi who begins following her. Convinced that he is a manifestation of fate, she responds by trying to establish that her free will governs her life. She eventually ends up in the holy city of Benares, where her ultimate battle with fate unrolls.
One Hell Of A Lover | Westland
by Unni R. (Tr. by J. Devika)
Set in the author’s village, Kudamaloor, in Kerala, the anthology of short stories explores the dynamics of religion, class and caste, and the perverse effect of toxic masculinity and patriarchal strictures on a fragmented society. The well-crafted plots, gratifying denouements and incisive delineation of relationships make for a compelling read.
Stories Of Us | Pan Macmillan
The collection of stories about quotidian travails, joys and experiences seeks to question the values embedded in our belief systems and the things we take for granted. With simplistic, parable-like narratives that conclude with leading questions, the author attempts to seek solutions to diverse social issues.