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Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree by Simi K. Rao

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Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree: A Collection of Poetry, Rants, and Short Stories

by Simi K. Rao

Life is not about achieving perfection, it's about reconciling with your imperfections.

Poems are fragments of life. In Simi K. Rao’s unique poetry collection for women, there are blissful moments; deep, invisible wounds; cries for help; declarations of defiance and philosophical observations. The poems and prose pieces compiling the collection are fragments of life elucidating the different phases of the human condition. Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree will leave readers wanting for more and have a deep impact on women of all ages.

Product Details

Category: Women’s Poetry and Prose

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-951375-07-2 $11.99

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951375-08-9 $3.99

Page Count: 144 pages


“Rao amazes yet again with a true sense of what the modern woman goes through every day. We must battle cultural norms yet rebel in a way to gain our wings to do what we yearn to accomplish. She describes the dual roles of women, no matter where one comes from.”

—Sonali Dhir, Advance Practice Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner

“Simi K. Rao’s Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree is an engrossing read. Each poem tells a different story which strikes a chord with the readers instantly.”

—Priyasree Naskar, Student and Educator

Author Bio

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. She is a practicing physician and a published author of fiction. This is her first collection of poems and short stories. She currently lives in Denver with her family. You can connect with the author and read more of her work on her website at Follow her on twitter @simikrao and on Facebook:

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