The Milk Lady of Bangalore

Author: Shoba Narayan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616207618
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Travel

The elevator door opens. A cow stands inside, angled diagonally to fit. It doesn’t look uncomfortable, merely impatient. “It is for the housewarming ceremony on the third floor,” explains the woman who stands behind the cow, holding it loosely with a rope. She has the sheepish look of a person caught in a strange situation who is trying to act as normal as possible. She introduces herself as Sarala and smiles reassuringly. The door closes. I shake my head and suppress a grin. It is good to be back. When Shoba Narayan—who has just returned to India with her husband and two daughters after years in the United States—asks whether said cow might bless her apartment next, it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between our author and Sarala, who also sells fresh milk right across the street from that thoroughly modern apartment building. The two women connect over not only cows but also family, food, and life. When Shoba agrees to buy Sarala a new cow, they set off looking for just the right heifer, and what was at first a simple economic transaction becomes something much deeper, though never without a hint of slapstick. The Milk Lady of Bangalore immerses us in the culture, customs, myths, religion, sights, and sounds of a city in which the twenty-first century and the ancient past coexist like nowhere else in the world. It’s a true story of bridging divides, of understanding other ways of looking at the world, and of human connections and animal connections, and it’s an irresistible adventure of two strong women and the animals they love.

Recollections from a Crawlway

Author: Kalpana M. Naghnoor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465327055
Release Date: 2008-05-26
Genre: Fiction

About the stories Recollections From A Crawlway is a collection of the twenty-one short stories, which are the musings of the author and reflective of the Indian urban scenario. To trail A Wooden Wagon is a prize winner and published by Unisun under the aegis of The British Council. Some stories touch upon the issues of the urban woman, as she is in transition from being a mere wife to a self realized entity. In the others the characters come alive to a realism weve known. The stories are like a personal diary of a looking glass; the ponderings of people and the bizarre mind and its reflections on the inverse.

Beantown Boomtown

Author: Jayanth Kodkani
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015070141620
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Bangalore (India)

From Hartford to Ho Chi Minh City, from Cairo to Copenhagen, Bangalore is known as a brand. But the idea of Bangalore extends beyond its wealth of software programming and BPO services. The city may now be a whiz kid of the world, but behind it looms the shadow of a brooding senior citizen who grew up amidst tree-lined avenues, conversations over 'by-two' coffee, and a passion for art as much as science and technology.

Dollar Bahu

Author: Sudhā Mūrti
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143103768
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

A Story Of How Money Corrupts The Way People Look At One Another And How It Can Almost Tear A Family Apart Vinuta Marries Girish, A Bank Clerk, And Starts Living With His Family In Bangalore. She Adjusts To Her New Family Well, Looking After Her Husband, Father-In-Law And Mother-In-Law Gouramma, Not Taking To Heart Her Mother-In-Law S Constant Picking. But When Girish S Elder Brother Chandru, Who Is In The Us, Decides To Get Married, Vinuta Has To Listen To The Constant Comparisons Made Between Her And Chandru S Wife, The Dollar Bahu , Whose Husband Earns The Valuable Dollars That Has Brought The Family Its Recent Affluence. Vinuta Slowly Loses Her Peace Of Mind And Health. Then Gouramma Decides To Visit Her Us-Based Son And Daughter-In-Law. Once There, She Sees How Liberating Life Can Be, Away From The Strict Norms That Govern Indian Middle-Class Life. But She Also Begins To Understand That Mere Dollars Cannot Buy The Love And Respect That She Gets As Her Due Back In India. Does Gouramma Forge A New Relationship With Vinuta And Can Vinuta Forgive And Forget The Past?

International Woman Suffrage October 1918 September 1920

Author: Sybil Oldfield
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415257409
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Women

As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.