6. DISPATCHES FROM KOCHI: LAKSHMAN
Stories from the Indian Ocean Rim is a collection of stories about daily life in places around the Indian Ocean Rim. Dispatches From Kochi is the first instalment, a collection of stories from Kochi in Kerala, India. Written by Robert Wood, they bring to light the texture and tone of everyday life in this small port town. The Indian economy is full of small shopkeepers. Lakshman looks at just one.