The Red Carpet: Bangalore Stories

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Dial Press, 2006 - Fiction - 214 pages
24 Reviews
Wry humor and a delicious grasp of the friction between generations in Bangalore are the hallmarks of Lavanya Sankaran's fresh, deeply nuanced debut collection. "A potpourri of beggars and billionaires and determinedly laid-back ways," Bangalore, India's own Silicon Valley, is a crucible for prosperity, and at the chaotic crossroads between past and present. Here, American-trained professionals like Tara return to their old-fashioned families with heads full of Quentin Tarantino dialogue; a successful entrepreneur is shaken when his partner suddenly reneges on their plan to return to America; a traditional Indian mother slyly circumvents her Western-educated daughter's resistance to marriage; a neighborhood gossip is determined to discover what goes on behind the closed curtains of the hip young couple across the street; a chauffeur must reconcile his more orthodox credos with his employer's miniskirt lifestyle.
Witty, affectionate, and wonderfully wise, Lavanya Sankaran's first collection attests to her remarkable literary talent.

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User Review  - Dayanand Prabhu - Goodreads

delightful short read. Read full review

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User Review  - Padmapriya - Goodreads

It was a casual read and very well written book. The first two stories were very good; Though they are different short stories, the author creates a link between characters in all the stories and ... Read full review

Contents

BOMBAY THIS
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CLOSED CURTAINS
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TWO FOUR SIX EIGHT
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About the author (2006)

LAVANYA SANKARAN'S work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly and the Wall Street Journal. She attended Bryn Mawr College and has worked in investment banking in New York and consulting in India. She lives in Bangalore, where she is currently at work on her first novel.

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