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The author of the book: Champa Bilwakesh
ISBN: 1937357945
ISBN 13: 9781937357948
Language: English
Edition: UpSet Press
Date of issue: May 10th 2015
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A fifteen-year-old widow runs across a bridge to catch a train bound for Trichi. Sowmya is running away to make sense of the events that had seized her body and her mind, and had ripped apart her world. She is determined to flee her destiny of numbing isolation within her community, the Brahmins of the Thanjavur district in South India. Her plans pivot when she meets a devadasi--an aging dancer--in her compartment. When the woman Mallika opens her drawstring bag and buys Sowmya her dinner, Sowmya recognizes what she needs to overcome her own condition, that of a young woman in possession of a thin cotton sari, a head shorn clean, and little else. She asks Mallika how she too can achieve that kind of power--the power to open a bag and pull out money.
Thus begins Sowmya's transformation in the city by the sea, Madras, which is in the grip of its own political and social changes while India is struggling to seize its independence from the imperial British raj. Here she learns the beauty of dance from Mallika, and the sweetness and agony of falling in love with a married man. The cinema brings unimagined opportunities and all the power and riches that she could desire, but it also consumes her relentlessly. When a letter arrives, Sowmya begins her quest to regain everything that had been lost when she once lived in that small village tucked into a little bend of the Kaveri River.


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Ebook Desire of the Moth read Online! Champa Bilwakesh was born in India. She earned her MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Her work has been published in Kenyon Review, Monsoon Magazine, Sugar Mule, and India Current. Her story The Boston Globe Personal Line was nominated for the Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest and received honorable mention in the 2007 Pushcart Prize, and has been translated into Italian for the magazine El-Ghbili. Her stories have won prizes in India Current’s Katha short story competition. She lives in Andover, MA, where she produces TV shows for the community channel.


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