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Re: curious question

In article <37uvl8$n4s@ucunix.san.uc.edu>,
Radheshya Miryala <rxm17574@daisy.egr.uh.edu> wrote:
>I am considering writing a short novel on the way children are sold into  
>labor or prostitution in India.  The characters will all be children who  
>are named after gods and whose lives represented a twisted version of the  
>mythical tale.  For example, Krishna's parents will be in jail while he is  


>I do not want this to be offensive.  I just want it to be a poignant look  
>at the life of indian slum children and the harsh pressures they must face  
>in order to survive.  There will be a recurring theme in the story of  
>people praying, but never getting their prayers answered.  This is one of  
>the reasons I want to retell the mythical stories with a very grim twist  
>of reality.  
>Would you find this to be offensive or as a fresh look at the Indian  
>Please send comments if you have any.

I think would be a fresh look at things in India, but I really don't agree
with "people praying, but never getting their prayers answered." What are 
they praying for? How are they praying? Are they praying because they are
envious of others? How long have they been praying -- their entire lives, 
the past years, one day, ...? I know not everyone's prayers are answered, 
but there must be at least one out a hundred or a thousand or even a 
million whose prayers _are_ answered. Why not have this as part of you're
story. This way you can not only can you portray reality, but also give
If winning isn't important why keep score?	 - Lt. Worf	 

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