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I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories Celebrating Simple Lives and Hearty Connections

Author Name: Archana Rajendran | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details


What is common between the eighty-year-old man sitting under a mango tree, the woman in a red saree, and the young boy waiting for the signal to turn green?

A cup of chaya . . .

What brings together a single mother, a talented artist, and a girl in a toxic relationship under one roof?

A cup of chai . . .

What binds the stories of a sex worker, a chai tapri, and women on a train?

A cup of tea . . .

Read as the author unfolds a world of stories, weaved together by life, love, death, and misery, brewed over her love for tea. 

Each story brings you closer to characters you see every day, with forgetful faces and unheard voices. But like most of us, they all have something to say!

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Archana Rajendran

Archana Rajendran, avid reader, thoughtful writer, and a debutant novelist, has had her career revolving around stories, poetry, and English literature ever since she was a kid. Born in 1969 and brought up in many parts of India, as her father was an officer with the Indian Air Force, she has associated with people from different cultural backgrounds. She was an English teacher for almost twelve years of her life. Her curiosity towards learning and experimenting was never far from that of her students. Writing has always been a cathartic release for her at any given point of time.  I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories is her first ever book and her long-cherished dream of writing a book. Containing an anthology of short stories centred on tea and how this marvellous brew brings people together, this book discusses details from people’s lives, real-life experiences, and a whole bunch of beautiful relationships.