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Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Divakaruni teaches creative writing at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. In 1993 she won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a collection of her stories, Arranged Marriage, will be published next year by Doubleday.

— From June 1994
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Forgotten Children

When I pushed away the cot and lifted the trapdoor, his eyes glinted for a moment like an animal’s in the beam of Mother’s flashlight. Biscuit crumbs clung to his mouth, and around his shoulders was the old blanket he’d secreted away. I reached down to help him up, but he shrank from me, his eyes filled with hatred.

June 1994
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