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The Rakshasas And Certain Other Inventions

Subtitle: A Collection of Short Stories

Authored By: Swetha Prakash

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352071531

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 84

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 136.50

                             Price in (USA) $. 29.95

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About the Book


The Rakshasas and Certain Other Inventions contains the award winning concept and story that won the The Times and Scottish Book Trust Jura Malt New Writer Award, one of the most prestigious International New Writing Awards. The stories deal with mundane and ordinary living, revealing the varied fissures that appear and disappear in the same as well the extraordinarily surreal human imagination that enables us to view life differently, more magically and with greater acuity. The prose is lyrical and created like imagist poetry – wherein every sentence is written spontaneously image after image. These stories are about the child-like sense of play, exploration and wonder which truly make life worthwhile. The primary point these stories make is that the best way to grow up and live life is to continuously view all of life's experiences through the lens of a child, artist and myth maker.

About the Author


Swetha Prakash is an award winning writer who holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. Her short story has won the prestigious Scottish Book Trust/Jura Malt Whiskey New Writer award and was selected to spend a month at the Writer's Retreat at the Isle of Jura. Swetha has also been a recipient of the British Council's Charles Wallace India Trust Award to study creative writing at the Scottish Union's International Summer School. Swetha is the author of 4 children's books including Padma Goes To Space, which has been published in several Indian languages and has been ranked 12th among the 50 books parents should read to their children. Swetha has illustrated 4 books including a Spanish book of stories. She has edited the book Storytelling for Educators for the storytelling NGO Kathalaya. Swetha lives in Bangalore with her husband Prakash and son Anivart.