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One Rotten Apple and Other Stories Paperback – 12 Dec 2017
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About the Author
Vandana Kumari Jena is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service. She writes novels, short stories and poems; her short stories have been published in over 20 anthologies. Her works include the novel The Dance of Death (2008), the collections of short stories The Incubation Chamber (2014) and The Future is Mine (2015) and the collection of middles In the Middle (2015). She currently lives in New Delhi.
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While in some situations, values and ethics have changed simply because options and possibilities have expanded, in other situations we find the new generations reacting in ways remarkably similar to what their parents and grandparents might have done. A case in point is 'Initiation Rites', where an young women agrees to blow up a passenger train, not so much for ideology as inspired by follow-the-boyfriend determination. In another case, terror attack conspirators are largely driven by mercenary considerations, and the role of faith and ideology is remarkably insignificant. A case of domestic competition leads to a dangerous attempt to murder, just like it might have happened a century ago! Thus, we have a new world inhabited by age old instincts.
In other instances, a child conceived in a rape case is loved and valued no less than any other, quite similar to the grandmother's determination to survive the violence of the partition of the nation, making happiness a conscious decision, rather than a matter of destiny. In yet another situation, a mother is ready to stand up for truth and justice, rather than protect a beloved criminal son. The significance of genetic bonding is questioned again when a parent prefers a child nurtured by her, rather than the biological offspring. The common thread through all the stories is the authors sharp intellect combined with deep compassion.
The author might well be compared to Alice Munro and her short stories, with multiple dimensions to truth and ethics. For best enjoyment, I recommend one reads not more than a couple of stories a day, and rein in the temptation to gulp it all down in one sitting. Chew well, it will taste better. Finally, I eagerly await plenty more in the future.
Some other notable books by the author are - The Incubation Chamber (https://www.amazon.in/Incubation-Chamber-Vandana-Kumari-Jena/dp/9382536604/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525888341&sr=8-2&keywords=vandana+jena) ; The Dance of Death (https://www.amazon.in/Dance-Death-Vandana-Kumari-Jena/dp/812411420X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525888341&sr=8-3&keywords=vandana+jena)