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A Village in South India

A Village in South India
  • Author(s): Adam Clapham
  • Location(s): South India
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

A wonderful portrait of life led in a small rural village in India. An easy read travel book for tourists and first-time visitors to the country. A documentary maker’s eye for detail and an insider’s knowledge of this vibrant...

Cold Sun

Cold Sun
  • Author(s): Anita Sivakumaran
  • Location(s): Bangalore
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the golden afternoon light, the young woman lies perfectly still, her dark hair fanning out behind her. She is dressed in a rose red sari, shot through with gold. Just like the others. The last time Detective Vijay...

Friendship Love And Killer Escapades (FLAKE)

Friendship Love And Killer Escapades (FLAKE)
  • Author(s): Pankaj Giri
  • Location(s): Bangalore
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Prakash Bharti: a shy, self-effacing, spiritually-inclined simpleton from Gangtok; Purvesh Shroff: a cocky, strapping young lad from Mumbai; Richa Malhotra: a sweet, vivacious girl from Bangalore; Anand Kumar Rajput: a mysterious, enigmatic personality from Jharkhand. Friendship, Love and Killer...

Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar
  • Author(s): Vivek Shenbagh
  • Location(s): Bangalore
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after a miraculous change in fortune. As the narrator, along with his sister, his parents, and his uncle...

Inga

Inga
  • Author(s): Poile Sengupta
  • Location(s): Delhi, Kerala
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

If anyone could transform laughter to light, she did, Inga. Radiance upon radiance of laughter,chime upon bell chime of light sparkled and shone everywhere. It was as if the sky showered tiny star grains that scattered, glinting, on the...

Kurinji Flowers

Kurinji Flowers
  • Author(s): Clare Flynn
  • Location(s): Kerala
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s and 40s

An emotional love story set in the last days of colonial India After an abusive relationship with a predatory older man, debutante Ginny Dunbar is publicly disgraced when her artist lover exhibits a nude painting of her in a...

My Life in 37 Therapies

My Life in 37 Therapies
  • Author(s): Kay Hutchison
  • Location(s): Egypt, Europe, Kerala, Philadelphia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Present Day

Kay Hutchison had it all – the high-flying media career, a loving husband, the 5 star lifestyle but one day she realised she was empty and unhappy. Holidaying on the French Riviera she finally understood the things she had...

Of Serpent Born

Of Serpent Born
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Zacharias
  • Location(s): York, Kerala
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Anitha has just turned sixteen. She is intelligent and studious, but she feels like a misfit amongst her peers at school and in her own extended family. Having lost her father tragically when she was a baby, she still...

Song of the Cuckoo Bird

Song of the Cuckoo Bird
  • Author(s): Amulya Malladi
  • Location(s): South India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940 to early 2000s

A sweeping epic set in southern India, where a group of outcasts create a family while holding tight to their dreams. Barely a month after she is promised in marriage, eleven-year-old orphan Kokila comes to Tella Meda, an ashram...

Surpanakha

Surpanakha
  • Author(s): Hariharan Iyer
  • Location(s): Tamil Nadu
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): early 2000s

“Educated, young, no-nonsense bearing, able administrator-these are the equalities that won Sesha the loyalties of the people after three years of rule as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. An allegation that he was the mastermind behind the murder...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021