Written with plenty of heart and a touch of humour, A Spoonful of Curds brings together a dozen short stories that unfold around Tamilians – both in India and abroad.
From negotiating an arranged marriage and surviving the politics of the domestic realm, to love blossoming for the first time between newlyweds and empowering journeys of self-discovery – these stories bring out the curious, sometimes eccentric, singular world of their loveable characters.
Accessible yet evocative, this is perhaps the closest we can get to a new R.K. Narayan – stories set in the recent past, told for the present and sure to be cherished in the future.
Bharati Jagannathan teaches History at Miranda House, Delhi University. A Fulbright-Nehru scholar, she has authored an academic monograph as well as numerous children's books.
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