Review- White dancing elephants by Chaya Bhuvneshwar

Title- White dancing elephants

Author- Chaya Bhuvaneshwar

Publisher- Dzanc books

Pages- 196

Genre- Short stories, feminism

My rating- 4/5

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It is a collection of excellent short stories; stories which wriggle below your skin and if you are an Indian you can relate to lot of situations that come to appear in its pages.
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It is about girls and ladies who have their soul in India ( South India) and bodies in other countries mainly US.
The peculiarities of a traditional soul baking into heat of the changed environment, where non compatibilities surface and haunt protagonists.

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These females face different hurdles and vaccums which they try to counter ( often unsuccessfully) with their limited resources.
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Author is physician, so medical conditions and terms appear regularly in the text.

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Stories are written in flowing water like prose and story which starts as a ball of wool gradually unwinds revealing its raw core which is always full of pain and remorse.
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Cancer patient facing infedility or abortion which cannot be stopped or AI robot which threatens place of a wife; stories are original and deep in their meaning and leave ripples long after they are finished.
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Descriptions of desire and lovemaking feature many times and Indian folk and religious stories also appear at places.
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Stories have won awards and have appeared in prestigious journals in past.

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I recommend this collection to everyone if you wish to read great original work with poetic prose.

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Thanks publisher @dzancbooks for review copy.

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