Her Mother’s Ashes 3


Following the greatly acclaimed first two volumes in this series, this collection brings together more first-rate stories by South Asian women that–whether set in their home countries or those of their adoption–explore with profound and sensitive insight the inner tenor of women’s lives caught between places, cultures, and generations. Precisely crafted and sensitively told, each of these twenty stories offers us a wonderful glimpse into the complex and manifold world of the South Asian women of North America.

Contributors of Her Mother’s Ashes 3 are Maria Chaudhuri (Toyko), Shefali Shah Choksi (Plantation, FL), Sarmista Das (Montreal), Pallavi Sharma Dixit (Minneapolis), Janice Goveas (Toronto), Wasela Hiyate (Toronto), Gitanjali Kolanad (Toronto), Sharmila Mukherjee (Watsonville, CA), Lila S Nagarajan (Chicago), Tahira Naqvi (New York), Mahtab Narsimhan (Toronto), Kalyani Pandya (Ottawa), Mariam Pirbhai (Waterloo, ON), Ranga Rajah (Mississauga, ON), Bapsi Sidhwa (Houston), Herpreet Singh (Austin), Prema Srinivasan (Worcester, MA), Tasleem Thawar (Toronto), Priscila Uppal (Toronto), Billie Vasdev (Rochester, NY), Bageshree Vaze (Toronto), Sweta Srivastava Vikram (Queens, NY), Padma Viswanathan (Fayetteville, AR), and Nalini Warriar (Quebec City).


Praise for the previous volumes:

“. . . an intense, pleasurable, and instructive experience, making me reflect on the ideas of home, homelessness, fragmented cultures, and cultures in conflict and dialogue.”
Books in Canada

“Interesting and evocative fiction that provides illuminating–and often troubling–insights into the North American life of the South Asians.”
World Literature Today



Publication Date: October 2009

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-54-5
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
240 pages

Nurjehan Aziz is the editor of Her Mother’s Ashes: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United StatesThe Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, and more recently Confluences 1 and Confluences 2. She is the publisher at Mawenzi House. In 2024, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.

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