Sari of the Gods

Stories by G.S. Sharat Chandra

April 1, 1998 • 5.5 x 8.5 • 240 pages • 978-1-56689-071-7

The dual lives of immigrants and the multifaceted challenges faced when divided between cultures.

Sari of the Gods presents the dual lives of immigrants, specifically Indian Americans. These stories, divided into three distinct sections, introduce us to the multifaceted challenges people encounter when they are divided between cultures.

With poignancy and humor, Chandra portrays the confusion, miscommunication, and misplaced ambitions of many new citizens. Exploring the meaning of place, he shows how “home” can be lost forever and reveals the universal feelings of alienation that underlie the desire for understanding and peace.

About the Author

G.S. Sharat Chandra is the author of Sari of the Gods. A University of Missouri/Kansas City professor of English and 1993 Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry for Family of Mirrors, Chandra has received international recognition for both his poetry and fiction. His works have appeared in many journals including American Poetry Review, the Nation, Partisan Review, the Paris Review, and London Magazine.


“For many years G.S. Sharat Chandra has been exploring the flavors of the Indian/American experience ‘Here, There, and Neither Here nor There.’ Now he has laid out a feast of fictions hot, delicate, pungent, salty and sweet by turns. In the current surge of interest in English language Indian literature, Chandra should find new prominence and renewed praise for his vivid voice.” —Janet Burroway