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  • Miss New India | Bharati Mukherjee

    Miss New India

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Bharati Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
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    Anjali Bose is Miss New India. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family and living in a backwater town with an arranged marriage on the horizon, Anjali's prospects dont look great. But her ambition and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her expat teacher, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to other powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny.

    Ember Rayne says: "Worth the credit, and your ears!"
  • Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India | Amana Fontanella-Khan

    Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Amana Fontanella-Khan
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
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    Sampat Pal was married at twelve, essentially illiterate. Today she leads a vigilante group fighting for women's rights: the Pink Gang. When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politician in the notoriously crooked region of Uttar Pradesh, she was sure that she would be forced to accept a prison sentence, not least because she had alleged that she had been assaulted by a man in the politician's household.

    Brisa A. says: "Poor narrator"
  • Jasmine | Bharati Mukherjee

    Jasmine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bharati Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
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    When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world.

    mina says: "great book"
  • Seattle Noir | Curt Colbert (editor)

    Seattle Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Curt Colbert (editor)
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett, Kevin Free, Jonathan Davis, and others
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    Brand-new stories by: G. M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcal√°, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft.

  • Mumbai Noir | Altaf Tyrewala

    Mumbai Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Altaf Tyrewala
    • Narrated By Manish Dongardive, Vikas Adam, Farah Bala, and others
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    Bombay's communal riots of 1992 - in which Hindus were alleged to be the primary perpetrators - were followed by retaliatory bomb blasts in 1993, masterminded by the Muslim-dominated underworld. Over a thousand citizens lost their lives in these internecine bouts of violence and thousands more became refugees in their own city. In a matter of months, Bombay ceased to be the cosmopolitan, wholesome, and middle-class bastion it had been for decades.

    StefanievPB says: "Great stories!"
  • The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam |  Muddupalani,Sandhya Mulchandani (translator)

    The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Muddupalani, Sandhya Mulchandani (translator)
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
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    An erotic narrative poem that explores desire and jealousy, love experienced and love lost, Radhika Santawanam is the most recognized work of 19th-century poet and courtesan Muddupalani. Celebrated as a literary masterpiece in Muddupalani's lifetime, Radhika Santawanam was banned by the British in 1910. When it was published again, a century and a half later, critics panned its graphic descriptions of lovemaking. Now, after another 100 years, this epic is available in its entirety for the first time in English translation.

  • Fish in a Dwindling Lake |  Ambai,Lakshmi Holmstrom (translator)

    Fish in a Dwindling Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ambai, Lakshmi Holmstrom (translator)
    • Narrated By Farah Bala
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    A collection of bold, contemporary, and unique stories, told from a woman's gaze. The body was the only truth she knew. It was the body alone that was left, even as she went beyond the body. Journeys form the leitmotif of these astonishing new stories by Ambai. Sometimes culminating in an unconventional love affair, some are extraordinary tales of loyalty and integrity; others touch on the almost fantastic, absurd aspect of Mumbai. Yet others explore the notion of a wholesome self, and its tragic absence at times.

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