387 Short Stories: Day 29: Story 29: Talaq by Mahasweta Devi

Till Death Do Us Part by Mahasweta Devi Title: Talaq
Author: Mahasweta Devi
Taken from the Collection: Till Death Do Us Part by Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi is one of the few women short story writers and novelists in India, who know exactly what emotion to derive from the reader. That is my view on all her writing. She is beyond brilliant according to me and the sad part is that very few people have heard of her.

“Talaq” is a wonderful story of a marriage, a divorce and strange enough (well not so much) love that transcends all bonds that break. Kuli finds herself on the brink of a divorce in the heat of a moment. Her husband divorces her and yet she defies all society and continues to be with him, despite being divorced.

The nuances in Mahasweta Devi’s stories are superbly portrayed. A reader who loves short stories must read Mahasweta Devi’s stories for the very much needed overall perspective.

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