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Shobha Rao's Short Stories Reflect Violence, Disruption of India's Partition

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Shobha Rao (Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez)

Each story in author Shobha Rao's collection centers around the tumultuous 1947 division of British India into
modern-day India and Pakistan. Set in vastly different parts of the two countries, from stark refugee camps to the
lush verandas of the British Raj, the stories paint a vivid picture of the human cost of the Partition. We talk with
the Bay Area author about her debut collection of short stories, titled "An Unrestored Woman."

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Shobha Rao, author of "An Unrestored Woman"