Home is Where My Heart is: More Stories from the Tribal Women of Sabarkantha - Marija Sres’s first book of short stories on the Dungri Garasiya adivasi women was published in 1994, and won her a Gujarat Sahitya Akademi award. This is a sequel – 25 more stories on the lives of the women of Sabarkantha.
Short stories and novels don’t usually focus on tribal men or women as their subject: they are not thought interesting enough. It is to Marija Sres’s credit that she brought the adivasi into Gujarati literature, and depicted their personal stories with candour, insight and pathos. To read these stories is to enter into “that mysterious world of the Dungri Garasiya, for whom nothing is sure except that they have learned to survive from day to day.”
||Xavier Institute of Communications