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Apr 23, 2023

"It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear." --Italo Calvino

The Mongerji Letters

"Since the collapse of one of the last dynasties of the common era and the subsequent end of the era itself, historians have searched for descendants of the Mongerji family, as well as descendants of the scribes who, under their employ, collected samplings of flora and fauna from around the world. The only evidence discovered thus far are the letters that follow. They are from Mr. Mongerji, his wife, Kavita, and two of the three Mongerji children, all addressed to a Mr. Chappalwala, thought to have been the last of the Mongerji's scribes. Archivists continue to seek Mr. Chappalwalas side of the correspondence." Geetha Iyer won the 2013 Calvino Prize for the following fantastic and fantastical short story.

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