The book review in Saffron Tree.
Not often do you get to read a novel set in historical, pre-independence IndiaPadmas interview with Praba on Saffron Tree.
with a story so wonderful and riveting. Padma Venkatraman undoubtedly brings a wonderful and fresh voice to the world of young adult and adult English
literature with her debut novel, Climbing The Stairs.
CLIMBING THE STAIRS is set during a period of Indian history that I findThe authors guest post at Blogpourri.
incredibly intriguing and interesting – a time when the world was engaged in
World War II and Gandhi was leading the nonviolent Indian struggle for
independence from the British. I first fell in love with this time period when I
was writing a short story for younger children, but realized that there was just
so much more to this era than I could fit into a short story for the
middle-grade age group.
Her tips and tricks to find time to write when you are a parent at Desi Momz Club.
One obvious way living in different places has influenced me is the detail with
which I can recollect and thus recreate the ambience of these cities. I can
still remember the Jamun tree that grew along the drive in the house in
Velacheri where I spent my early childhood, and the ripe fruit really did dye
our drive purple in August, just as the tree outside Vidya’s home does at the
beginning of the novel.