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  1. Cindy DSilva
    June 21, 2024 @ 11:04 am

    Bombay Balchao seems intriguing. I should get my hands on this short story for sure. Maybe I can relate to the book.

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  2. Chandrika R Krishnan
    June 24, 2024 @ 11:56 am

    Should get my hands on few of them. I think I read just one from the list. Liked the short and crisp suggestions

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  3. Meetali Kutty
    June 24, 2024 @ 2:41 pm

    This list is amazing! I’m always looking to diversify my reading, and these Indian short story collections sound perfect. I’m especially excited to dive into the works of new authors. Thanks for curating such a rich and diverse selection!

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  4. Pamela Mukherjee
    June 24, 2024 @ 6:21 pm

    Wow I love reading short stories and these books seem to be an asset to themselves. I am surely going to buy these books and read them.

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  5. ambica gulati
    June 25, 2024 @ 6:42 am

    Difficult to decide which one to begin with. But would certainly like to read When I Hid My Caste and Bombay Balchao. I have read very few regional stories, so all these sound truly interesting.

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  6. Samata
    June 25, 2024 @ 4:08 pm

    A long list of Short story books you shared in this list and for the first time I found a list will all Indian author books and I just loved it. Well from this list my first pick will be Disobedient Girls…. I liked the title as I am one. 🙂

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  7. Ratna
    June 26, 2024 @ 10:40 am

    Another lovely collection of Indian short stories. I’ve already read (listened to Audiobooks) Anand Neelakantan’s book that you recommend. And now I have purchased Timeless Tales from Marwar. Thank you again for sharing.

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  8. Harjeet Kaur
    June 26, 2024 @ 1:12 pm

    This is a lovely list of short story reads. I am a good girl so Disobedient girl intrigues me also Bombay Balchao. Nice short crisp reviews you have given to each one.

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  9. Varsh
    June 26, 2024 @ 3:55 pm

    I’ve read few stories from Timeless Tales of Marwar. Regional literature beautifully captures the rustic flavour of the land and gives a glimpse into their lives. Curious about Valmiki’s women.

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  10. Manali
    June 27, 2024 @ 2:49 pm

    Fun fact: Jane Borges was my senior at university where we were both pursuing our master’s in literature.
    I’m yet to read the book myself but know that she’s a fabulous writer and of course the book is highly recommended by multiple and reliable sources

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  11. Neeta Kadam
    June 27, 2024 @ 4:04 pm

    Every book is intresting. It is really difficult to choose one. But still I would like to check out first one jeva me jaat lapavali. Overall love all collection. Short stories are always awesome.

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  12. Felicia
    June 27, 2024 @ 6:06 pm

    Bombay Balchao sounds like my kind of read – interlinked stories spanning decades? Yes please! This list is amazing! So many great options to explore the diversity of Indian short stories. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Docdivatraveller
    June 27, 2024 @ 11:24 pm

    I used to be a fan of novels until recently I Have started appreciating short stories more because of time crunch. This list is going to be really useful for me.

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  14. Janaki
    June 28, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

    As always, thanks Ritu for the recommendations. The TBR list is growing, I’m afraid. You must write a post on how you manage to read so many books in a go.

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    • Kaveri Chhetri
      June 28, 2024 @ 2:37 pm

      This is an equally impressive list Ritu… In fact going by the stories, I like these ones more. You have written about some of these books earlier too and I’d found them intriguing even then. Also, I always feel happy to see Sonia’s name pop up and I love reading her stories. The last time you wrote about ‘The Disobedient Girls,’ I had thought I will read it, but forgot. Now I will read it if my reading catches up pace.

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  15. Madhu
    June 28, 2024 @ 3:05 pm

    A wide range of stories. I enjoyed reading the horror story by proxy. I am going to pick up Bombay Balchao soon. You have been after me for a long time to read it.

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  16. Caroline
    June 28, 2024 @ 3:20 pm

    You have highlighted so great short reads though I have only read Bombay balchao. A great book and the author pretty unknown has done a fab job in highlighting the Bombay for a time when Bombay was called Bombay.

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  17. Prasanna Raghavan
    June 29, 2024 @ 12:05 am

    That is a nice spread of Indian short stories, each inspiring, but choosing one is entirely tricky. Short stories are compact, allowing the readers to absorb the narrative wholly. Also, writing one is a different ball game.

    I recently took an interest in short stories and got a collection from the library near my home- African Women’s Writings, first published in 1993. It is an anthology of writing by women in Africa from different parts of Africa. It is fascinating to read what women wrote about their varied life experiences. I am still reading it.

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  18. Aditi Kapur
    June 29, 2024 @ 11:55 am

    I need to share this list with my father who is an avid reader. Kudos to you for curating the list of these thought-provoking books.

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  19. Jeannine
    July 4, 2024 @ 7:31 pm

    Interesting collection you’ve shared. I never gave much thought about literary works on Indians but its not surprising that you guys have such great ones.

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