Author Indu Sundaresan — critically praised for her historical novels “The Twentieth Wife,” “The Feast of Roses,” and “The Splendor of Silence” — brings her perceptive eye to bear on the lives and conflicts of contemporary Indian women in a new collection of short stories.
Her book “In the Convent of Little Flowers” will be out on Dec. 16. It will introduce readers to an array of people, all struggling to negotiate in a world that is both familiar and strange to them. Their world is India in the 21st century — a place of diversity that has been influenced by the West, where transition sometimes clashes with modernity. Sundaresan lives in Redmond. ♦