The Slate of Life
This sequel to Truth Tales contains ten stories by ten of the most renowned and inventive writers of India, translated from nine different languages. Rich in regional flavor, each story offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Indian women, from the passionate political commitment of a freedom fighter to the struggle of a temple sweeper's struggle to survive with dignity.
"These stories are dense with those customs, manners, and objects that usually remain locked within regional languages."
"Truth Tales deserves recognition for its pioneering achievement as the first collection to focus on women writers. . . . One looks forward to the release in the West of Kali's sequel volume, The Slate of Life, which augments Truth Tales."
"At turns witty, poignant, intense, joyous, this anthology reveals that women's struggle for power and autonomy is a universal urge."
"The stories. . . evoke a vibrant society and people worth the encounter. A welcome addition to our knowledge of the subcontinent."
"The Slate of Life is an ideal text . . . At a time when questions of diversity and pluralism are at the center of feminist activism and scholarship."