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Ragamalika An Anthology of Raga-Based Short Stories

Author Name: Meera Shivashankar | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

Five years after her last romance novel, Meera Shivashankar returns with an anthology of raga-based short stories.

A young woman named Nandini who is enamoured by a selfless man devoted to his only son; Nilakshi, a middle-aged woman who rediscovers her passion for dance; Anantha, who finds out some disturbing truths about her domineering mother; Raghuvir, a renowned classical musician who is shocked by the reviews of a music blogger; a famous celebrity who tried to take her own life - These are just some of the tales in this fascinating new anthology of short stories.

Read all these and more in ‘Ragamalika’ -- an anthology of music-themed short stories by popular romance novelist Meera Shivashankar. Twelve skilfully crafted stories that examine the human heart and mind and the emotions ranging from love and jealousy to anger and revenge that govern the actions of people, giving us a poignant insight into people, each beautifully laced with a raga. Come lose yourself in the beauty of ‘Ragamalika’ and find a story and a raga that touch your soul. A must-read for lovers of contemporary fiction and Indian classical music.

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Meera Shivashankar

Meera Shivashankar has been writing novels and teaching English for the last ten years. With four published books of romance genre behind her, she believes the journey of writing is a continuous one; the process of writing and completion of one book gives birth to the next.

‘Ragamalika’, an anthology this time, with music as its theme, is her fifth book which marks a departure from her usual genre of romance. There is no one who is untouched by music and she says she is no exception. This is an attempt to combine her penchant for telling stories with her love for music, which she calls her divine purifier. Each story in this book is dedicated to one raga and all those who have been touched by music will enjoy these stories that form slices of life.

Her interests include music, theatre, doing literature-related courses and poetry. She lives in Chennai and works as an English teacher in a well-known school here. She has an excellent rapport with her students and that, she believes, is what helped her become a better learner, teacher and person.

She would love to hear from you. Email her at meerashivashankar@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook through www.facebook.com/meerashiva. You can also visit her website www.meerashiva.in to know more about her.

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