Karma and Other Stories won the 2008 L.L. Winship - PEN/New England Award, which is given annually for an outstanding work of fiction set in New England or written by an author residing in the region. It was also selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series, Borders Original Voices series, and the Booksense Reading Group Picks.
In her acclaimed short story "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy," Rishi Reddi follows the troubling and intriguing experiences of an elderly Indian judge who travels to America to live with his daughter. The story, first appeared in The Harvard Review’s fall 2004 issue. It was featured in The Best American Short Stories 2005 edited by Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon.
JUSTICE SHIVA RAM MURTHY
In “Justice Shiva Ram Murthy,” an irascible retired judge reconnects with a childhood friend while adjusting to a new life with his daughter and her American husband.
Click here to listen to "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy" read by The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi
In the title story, “Karma,” an unemployed professor rescues birds in downtown Boston after his wealthy brother kicks him out of his home.
THE VALIDITY OF LOVE
In “The Validity of Love,” a rebellious young woman condemns her best friend's decision to accept an arranged engagement.