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In a land where skin colour can determine one's destiny, fraternal twins PULLAMMA and LATA are about to embark on a journey that will tear their lives apart.­Dark skinned Pullamma dreams of being a wife. With three girls in her family, the sixteen year old is aware there isn't enough dowry to secure suitable husbands for them all. But a girl can hope. She's well versed in cooking, pickle making, cow washing -- you name it. She's also obliged her old-­fashioned grandmother by not doing well in school.­Fair skinned and pretty, her twin sister Lata would rather study medicine than get married. Unable to grasp the depth of Lata's desire, the twins' Grandmother formalizes a wedding alliance for the girl. Distraught, Lata rebels, with devastating consequences.­As Pullamma helps ready the house for her older sister Malli's bride viewing, she prays for a positive outcome to the event. What happens next is so inconceivable that it will shape Pullamma's future in ways she couldn't have . . .

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Tell A Thousand Lies
The Temple Is Not My Father
28 Years A Bachelor
The Mosquito and the Teapot

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**Two novels and one novella available for the first time as a boxed set for an ultra low price** Tell A Thousand Lies The Temple Is Not My Father 28 Years A Bachelor Purchase the book at Smashwords.­com 180438 (approximate) 2014 by Fiction, Women's fiction, General, Fiction, Cultural & ethnic themes, Asian American English

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Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness.

From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies,­' which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK's Glam magazine calls 'Tell A Thousand Lies' on of their 'five favourite tales from India.­'

If you like Rohinton Mistry or Shilpi Somaya Gowda,­you might like this short story of 40 pages.

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Tell A Thousand Lies
The Temple Is Not My Father
28 Years A Bachelor

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an Indian woman in possession of a son with an engineering degree, must be in want of a daughter-­in-­law with an outsized dowry.

Which can be a problem when said son is vehemently opposed to dowry. He is also opposed to city living, to meddlesome neighbours, to wacky grandfathers and to caustic grandmothers. But when he’s blessed with all of the above, what’s man to do?
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From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies'. Shortlisted for the '2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize'. UK's Glam magazine calls this novel of their 'five favourite tales from India.­'

Also, author of 'The Temple Is Not My Father.­'

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Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness.

From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies,­' which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK's Glam magazine calls 'Tell A Thousand Lies' on of their 'five favourite tales from India.­'

If you like Rohinton Mistry or Shilpi Somaya Gowda,­you might like this short story of 40 pages.

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UK's Glam magazine calls 'Tell A Thousand Lies' one of their 'five favourite tales from India.­'
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In a land where skin colour can determine one's destiny, fraternal twins PULLAMMA and LATA are about to embark on a journey that will tear their lives apart.

Dark skinned Pullamma dreams of being a wife. With three girls in her family, the sixteen year old is aware there isn't enough dowry to secure suitable husbands for them all. But a girl can hope. She's well versed in cooking, pickle making, cow washing -- you name it. She's also obliged her old-­fashioned grandmother by not doing well in school.

Fair skinned and pretty, her twin sister Lata would rather study medicine than get married. Unable to grasp the depth of Lata's desire, the twins' Grandmother formalizes a wedding alliance for the girl. Distraught, Lata rebels, with devastating consequences.

As Pullamma helps ready the house for her older sister Malli's bride viewing, she prays for a positive outcome to the . . .

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