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Gateway of India | Ken Doyle

Gateway of IndiaPublished by Loquent Press as an ebook and paperback

The Gateway of India is an appropriate image for Ken Doyle’s latest collection of short stories, all of which are concerned in one way or another with possession and dispossession. The Gateway stands at the tip of Apollo Bunder in Mumbai and overlooks Mumbai harbour. It was constructed by the British in 1924, officially to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Unofficially, of course, it symbolized the power of the British Raj and British ‘ownership’ of the entire subcontinent. Nowadays it is a major tourist attraction and is colonized by street merchants, food vendors and photographers. Continue reading

Bombay Bhel | Ken Doyle

‘Bombay Bhel’ by Ken DoylePublished by Loquent Press as an ebook and paperback (buy here)

The short story has undergone a renaissance in recent years, in large part due to the Internet. Readers are discovering and rediscovering the distinct pleasures of this venerable literary form, which traditional publishing had tended to neglect. Shorter works can not only be bought at online stores and enjoyed at leisure, they can also be downloaded piecemeal and read on handheld devices whenever we have a few minutes to spare (hence the phenomenal success of Wattpad). Continue reading

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