PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 16, 2012 -
This compilation comprises of seven short stories, first published in 2006 by Grassroots. An English translation by author and other translators is set to be published in e-Book format by an Amazon affiliated Digital Publisher. An ability to capture the meaningful essence from creative original writings accounts for both eminent style and substance unrivalled in contemporary literary genre.
This Collection is representative of story telling art justifying the regional culture and rich tradition of a society, full of classical dance, music and literature in idyllic southeast corner in East India.
The first short story named “Moonlight”
opens in a beautiful moonlit night where an innocent interaction about girlish crushes and infatuations giving rise to indifferent interpretation about love and loyalty between a young mother and her husband but gets dissipated dispelling emotional security ensuring continued physical intimacy by a dutiful husband for a doting wife. The last story titled, “A Raja’s Story where the main player is a petty bureaucrat, in a recent transfer posting to a remote former royal principality encounters a quizzical character, with full blooded royal regalia, indeed a scion of a local long gone king. Ridiculed artistically with a tinge of satire and ridicule this pompous bravado is a typical of the lost glory of an erstwhile kingdom, still occupying a crumbling palace, a few concubines and a few antique fire arms. The pragmatic petty administrator while sneakily legitimizes his territorial jurisdiction and usurp prominence seeks out a meeting with the king under pretext of procuring a hunting rifle a forbidden but favorite heritage of local royalty. In a crafty exchange to preserve boastful vanity and pricey hunting rifle, he gets rewarded with a rusted fire arm more as a royal gift than a functioning weapon or worthless memorabilia. This story collection will very soon be available in digital e-Book format by a number of retailers on their websites and by other vendors including amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. The print version can also be requested at most bookstores. The 110 page short story collection is available in print format for a suggested $11.99 and in e-book format for suggested $2.99. Other titles by the author, (four volumes of stories and two novels to her credit) in paper backs are also available on request.
About Yashodhara Mishra. She has been recipient of multiple literary awards including; Vishuv (1975), Odisha State Sahitya Academy (1990) Jhankar Purashkar (1995) Katha Award (1996) OSA USA Literary Felicitation (2011) She has traveled extensively to the United States and has addressed many a literary gatherings and is both a senior teaching and research Academician in Bhopal, India.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact the author at 281-686-4489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full media kit with photos of the author and images of the book jacket.