Fear Factor Terror Incognito
This was one of the great journeys - crossing oceans to connect the Indian sub continent and Australia by two remarkable women Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat who pursued their passion to reveal the multi facets of terrorism, pathways to understanding and discovery.
It was a huge challenge and has taken years of unpaid work towards publication.
I am honoured to be included in this remarkable anthology with my story 'Days of Thailand' – a personal story amalgamating my experiences in Thailand, the background of my parents' refugee life, the personal impact of terrorism as an Australian who has felt deeply about the Bali bombings and one who has viewed the Mumbai bombings through the media with great sadness and shock.
Editors:- Meenakshi Bharat & Sharon Rundle
Yasmine Gooneratne's foreward:
In English and in English translation, uttered in many different voices like so many rockets launched from different points of a devastated landscape, there rises from the pages of this astonishing book the sound that today drowns every other concern in all but the most remote and isolated parts of the earth . . . The writers in the Bharat/Rundle anthology do not offer solutions. Instead, they lead readers along the hidden paths of an unfamiliar psychology to make their sown discoveries.
Australian editor: Sharon Rundle - www.roundtablewriting.com
Indian editor: Meenakshi Bharat
Fear Factor: Terror Incognito is a collection of 20 unforgettable stories by well-known and emerging authors from Australia and the Indian subcontinent including David Malouf, Salman Rushdie, Neelum Saran Gour, Tom Keneally, Rosie Scott, Jeremy Fisher, Susanne Gervay, Tabish Khair, Denise Leith, Andrew Y M Kwong, Devika Brendon, Gulzar, Meera Kant, Guy Scotton, Sujata Sankranti, Kiran Nargarkar, Temsula Ao, Jaspreet Singh, Janhavi Acharekar and Meenakshi Bharat; with a foreword by Yasmine Gooneratne.
A unique collaboration between Australia and India, the stories represent these writers protests against the phenomenon of modern terror. They do not offer solutions. Instead, they lead readers along the hidden paths of an unfamiliar psychology to make their own discoveries.
A joint publication with Picador UK and Picador India, Fear Factor: Terror Incognito is essential reading for anyone interested the global phenomenon of terror.
Meenakshi Bharat is a translator, reviewer and critic. Her special interests include children's literature, women's fiction and English studies – areas which she has researched extensively. Currently, she is engaged in translating a volume of Hindi short stories. She is also getting a volume of short fiction ready for publication. She teaches at the University of Delhi. Sharon Rundle is a writer, editor and lecturer. Her stories, essays and articles have appeared in various publications and have been broadcast on radio, in Australia and internationally, since 1992.
- Fear Factor: Terror Incognito reviewed by Hazel Edwards in Buzz Words April 2010
- Fear Factor Review in The Age, Melbourne, Australia March 27, 2010
- Fear Factor: Terror Incognito ABC website review
Book Launch Photos