Vegetarians Only: Stories of Telugu Muslims
- Author: Skybaaba, A. Suneetha, Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda
- Publisher: Orient Blackswan
- ISBN: 9788125060741
Regular price Rs. 475.00
A translation of twelve short stories to titled Adhure:Muslim Kathalu, Vegetarians Only introduces readers to the life - world of Telugu Muslims, their dreams, sorrows and predicaments. Negotiations around the burqa and dowry are intervowen with communal sharing of marriage expenses and work. Unfulfilled love, the desperation and helplessness of penury are eased by promises of migration to the Gulf. The stories present moving portraits of individuals battling prejudice and isolation, within and outside the community, with dignity and courage. They also foreground their friendships and camaraderie between poor rural and mofussil Telugu Muslims and Dalit and invite us to share their emotional journerys.