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So I Let It Be

Sindhu Rajasekaran

Kayal is a young girl on the cusp of womanhood. She moves to a new neighbourhood in her small village. She meets and befriends the mysterious and unconventional Damini, who turns her world upside down.

Mehr is a conventional woman, married to Ahmed who cares for her but cannot communicate with her. Mehr's life changes after a short trip to Paris. What is the price we pay for freedom and what is freedom, when we get it?

Suggi is sentenced to burn for witchcraft but she does not know that the evil Kadru has no intention of going anywhere.

Computer technician Kaliki has come to America from India to escape the clutches of her culture and all its expectations. Yet is she any different from the computers she programmes?

In this short story collection, the themes of love, loss of individuality, madness, and an overwhelmingly poignant and profound sense of saudade are explored. Where do you go to find yourself if everything you are is a product of something else?

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Sindhu Rajasekaran was born in Madras, India. Trained as an engineer, she became a writer and obtained a master's in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her debut novel Kaleidoscopic Reflections was nominated for the Crossword Book Award in 2011. Her fiction has been published in the Asia Literary Review, Elsewhere Lit, Kitaab and Muse India, and appeared in anthologies. Sindhu is also a filmmaker and communications strategist. She produced an award-winning Indo-British feature film Ramanujan in 2014, has written scripts and helped various start-ups and corporates tell their stories better.