The number of mother tongues spoken in India runs into the thousands, yet in the arena of mainstream literature, where English continues to dominate, only a fraction of the significant writing being produced finds a platform. Verve highlights flash fiction in Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam, exclusively authored for us by four bilingual wordsmiths...
We deem mothers to be the embodiment of safety, security and unconditional love; they are tasked with absorbing others’ pain, while putting their own needs last. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti’s short story — exclusive to Verve — subverts these entrenched notions and forces us to confront the lengths women go to uphold this mythologised role
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