The recent elections in Uttar Pradesh, the largest province/state in India have shed light on the shifting paradigm of caste based politics in India.
What does an author wish for or dream? That his/her book, blog, short story, essay etc. receive as wide an audience as possible and be published far and wide in as many languages and lands as possible.
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. Rich in history, mythology, literature and practiced as a lifestyle by its hundreds of millions of contemporary adherents, it has a dark side. It socially divides Hindus into four distinct castes.
Query from a reader. “I am on chapter 5. What is a Chura?” Chura is a caste in Punjab whose traditional occupation is sweeping…
(Suggestion Reader Age: 18+) A short story by Sohan S. Koonar based in the Punjab (India).
Some facts I discovered after writing the novel. In English language fiction based in India or Indian’s there is little with about the Shudra castes, the untouchables of the Hindu faith. My protagonist Karam is the only contemporary fictional lead in an English book that I could find. It both shocked and surprised me.
One More Time was published in the Toronto Star on August 21, 1986 and was the Judge’s Choice in their Annual Short Story Contest.
One-Winged Turkey Dinner, a short story by Sohan S. Koonar, is about a man who finds his Thanksgiving dinner is as unique as his family.