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About Shobhan Bantwal
SHOBHAN BANTWAL was born and raised in India and came to the United States as a young bride in an arranged marriage. She has published short fiction in literary magazines and articles in a number of publications. Writing plays in her mother tongue (Indian language - Konkani) and performing on stage at Indian-American conventions are her favorite pastimes. Shobhan loves to hear from her readers. Visit her at her web site: www.shobhanbantwal.com
From the Pen of Shobhan Bantwal
The Forbidden Daughter
The Forbidden Daughter tells the story of Isha Tilak, a young mother who refuses to
abort her second child, another girl, despite her in-laws' dictate to have the abortion.
When her husband becomes the victim of a mysterious murder, she is convinced that her
rebellious decision has something . . .
The Dowry Bride
Megha is sick with horror when she realizes that her husband and his mother are plotting to kill her because her family has not paid her promised dowry. She runs for her life, her single goal to escape death by fire. But fleeing from her would-be killers seems impossible--unless she can find . . .
Publishing My First Book
My first book, THE DOWRY BRIDE, started out as a rather dark short story—a homework assignment for the one and only creative writing course I took a few years ago.
When everyone in the class was asked to read a paragraph or two each week for critiquing, as our respective stories...
on Getting Published
Meet the AuthorShobhan Bantwal
Can a Menopausal Indian Woman Write Romance?
When I first decided to write women’s romantic fiction based in India, I had to ask myself two basic questions: First, do American readers know anything about the life of an average middle-class Indian man or woman? Second, as a Hindu woman in her fifties, especially one who had an old-fashioned...
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