Woman to Woman : Stories

A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry onÑwhile harbouring a bitter secret few know of. A woman and her brother try to come to terms with the knowledge of their motherÕs infidelity. In a flood in Assam, a family is ruined and their daughter finds herself sent off to an unseen brideÂgroom in faraway Delhi. In a colonial bungalow in the heart of rural India, a lonely old woman notices the stark difference between her privileged life and that of the poor around her. But who, really, is more privileged? In the span of a bus journey, a prostitute and a nun find they have more in common than they had imagined. And in the snowfields of Kashmir, a young widow takes her reÂvenge on the man who killed her husband in the only way she knowsÉ

Written with sensitivity but unafraid to explore the hidden secrets and dark corners in ordinary lives, Woman to Woman is a collection of twelve beautifully crafted short stories by award-winning writer Madhulika Liddle.