A Fine Tapestry

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Bhavani Raskutti, Nov 19, 2018
Set in the mid-1900s in a small village in Southern India, the story revolves around a seemingly normal extended family as they deal with some momentous events in their lives.The events occur against the backdrop of imminent death of the family's eldest daughter, Latha. Anchored in the Hindu traditions of the times, it is not Latha, but her parents who first receive the news of the illness and then impart that knowledge to their daughter.Latha struggles to come to terms with her terminal illness and yet she courageously finds a pathway to leave a meaningful legacy. Her affectionate and thoughtful nature impels her to shield her loved ones from grief during her life and after.In her heroic efforts, Latha needs to strike a delicate balance between the traditions of the times and the raw emotional and physical responses of various members of her extended family.

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Mythili Lakshman began her career as an IT specialist in India after graduating from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. After migrating to Australia, she completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence and went on to be a leading data science researcher and practitioner for over two decades.More recently, the demise of her parents in quick succession impelled her to reflect on her heritage and ancestry. The result is this first novel set in the time and place of her parents and grandparents.

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