‘Epileptic’- Celebrating India – Love Without Borders


‘Celebrating India – Love Without Borders’ is an Anthology of Prose & Poetry, published by Nivasini Publishers in January 2015.

Anita Desai’s short story ‘Epileptic’ has been featured in this anthology that brings together budding and noted writers across different states of India.

‘Epileptic’ is the story of two young people from varying religious backgrounds who come together breaking through the barriers of social parameters. The author narrates the tale of Adwita and Jared from the time they first meet as adolescents, fall in love, separate and meet again as young adults. The story is unusual as it does not reflect on religious differences but highlights other social pressures that hinder acceptance of love.

The proceeds from the sale of books have been donated to Glow Tide, an organisation that feeds healthy food to the orphans.

The book is available on Amazon.in:




Author: Anita Desai

I am an alumni of the University of Delhi. An administration and human resources professional, I was associated in the past with Embassy of Israel and with the UKaid's development programs n New Delhi. An emerging writer, poet, blogger, with interests in reading/writing short stories, I discovered my flair for writing during a career break. My short story "The Domestic Maid' features on an online literary community 'New Asian Writing'. 'Epileptic', a short love story, has been published by Nivasini Publishers in their 2015 anthology, 'Celebrating India - Love Without Borders'. My Hindi poem 'Navnirman' has been shortlisted or publishing in 2017 in two anthologies by Authorspress and Nivasini Publishers. I share my opinions on social/political causes of human interest on 'saddahaq.com', a social journalism platform.

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