The many permutations of love from girl-crushes to gigolos, spanning Manchester to Mumbai.
Short Stories by The Whole Kahani
“A beautiful, moving and sometimes challenging collection of tales”
“Unsettling and delightful”
It’s hard to believe that this anthology was published two years ago in June 2015. And that it’s already a year since the eBook was released in June 2016.
Love Across A Broken Map has had great reviews, some of them wonderfully detailed, and ‘The Whole Kahani’ collective has been invited to read and hold workshops at several literary festivals.
We are in the midst of finalising our second anthology and are celebrating the various individual successes and books of our members.
If you haven’t yet read this “engaging volume that eschews stereotypical stories about the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Britain” then now is the time to order the book or download it.
Also available at the wonderful Daunt Books, Marylebone, London.
Kindle Edition (available in the UK, US, India, and worldwide)
In one of the short stories in this collection by The Whole Kahani, a character is asked whether she feels English, British or Indian. ‘“Wholly of one culture? A bit of both? Disconnected from both?”’ To which the narrator responds:
‘“I think of myself as multifaceted, blessed. I am not A or B; I am A+B, I am lucky to draw the best from both cultures.”’*
This exchange underscores the central mission of The Whole Kahani, a collective of British fiction writers of South Asian origin, who aim to ‘give a new voice to old stories and increase the visibility of South Asian writers in Britain.
*story excerpt from ‘Three Singers’ by Kavita A. Jindal
The review goes on to state:
‘Three Singers’ by Kavita A. Jindal similarly inhabits a culturally specific space, telling the story of a pair of twin sisters who attend an Indian classical choir, but Jindal subverts this by locating the class in a London church. It’s also one of the only stories to explicitly address issues of identity, exploring what it means to be mixed race, as well as telling a touching story of twin sisters competing for love.
Read a Group Interview with members of The Whole Kahani at:
More on The Whole Kahani here: http://www.thewholekahani.com/