Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan

cover85231-mediumAuthor : Rajni Mala Khelawan
Publisher : Second Story Press
Release date : 2016
Version : Kindle
Genre : Women’s Literary fiction
Source : Netgalley.com

It’s a fact that Indians are spread across the globe.   Thanks to the British who loved to send Indians to work as slaves across the various regions which they had annexed over centuries.  Though this information was there in the periphery of my knowledge,  I never gave it a second thought.  Who would when we have not even heard about it in our history books?  But,  it is these very Indians who are living across Sri Lanka,  Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Kenya, a whole lot of countries and of course Fiji.

I had asked to review this book thinking it is an Indian author easily recognisable with the name and the book cover.  I was surprised to know it is from Fiji.  And the author has taken us to a brief history of Indians living in Fiji in one of the most beautiful stories.   Continue reading