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Beena Kamlani

Beena Kamlani’s fiction has appeared in Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999) and Growing Up Ethnic in America (Penguin, 1999), as well as the Spring issue of Ploughshares. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and Ledig House, and won a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at Sewanee and a fiction grant from the Connecticut Arts Commission. She lives in New York, where she is completing her first novel.



Sheela Parekh had learned three inviolable rules about married life from her mother: (1) you must tolerate your mother-in-law; (2) you must protect yourself from a man’s desires; and (3) you must have a good cook. She considered herself moderately [...]