Buy new:
FREE delivery: 18 Aug - 21 Sep on first order.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.
$$13.19 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon AU
Sold by Amazon AU
Ships from
Amazon AU
Sold by
Amazon AU
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree: Poems, Rants, and Short Stories Paperback – 30 September 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from

Enhance your purchase

Save on selected Bestselling Cooking books.
View our curated selection of books. Click to explore.

Product description


"Simi K. Rao's Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree is a compelling collection of poems and short stories. Her spare and deceptively simple poetry leaves the reader with a new appreciation of our universal humanity, and her short stories will leave you wanting more."

--Marianne Novelli, M.D.

"Rao amazes yet again with a true sense of what the modern woman goes through every day. We must battle cultural norms yet rebel in a way to gain our wings to do what we yearn to accomplish. She describes the dual roles of women, no matter where one comes from."

--Sonali Dhir, Advance Practice Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner

"I read Simi K Rao's Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree in two sittings. I simply couldn't put it down. The short stories were penned with an appreciation for the important placement of imagery, detail, and dialogue. This skill combined with likeable and formidable characters makes for an impressive read. But it is the poetry that grabbed me. Her innate propensity for unearthing our shared humanness, no matter our differences, strikes an emotional tone that allows her reader to not only relate, but to empathize. The poetry is straight up and to the point. It does not have to be interpreted or dissected to be understood. Simi is a straight shooter and certainly had an impact on this reader."

--Dallas H, Author of Shaking the Family Tree

"Simi K. Rao's Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree is an engrossing read. Each poem tells a different story which strikes a chord with the readers instantly."

--Priyasree Naskar, Student and Educator

About the Author

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. She is a practicing physician and a published author of fiction. This is her first collection of poems and short stories. She currently lives in Denver with her family. You can connect with the author and read more of her work on her website at Follow her on twitter @simikrao and on Facebook: https: //

Save on select Books
Discover deals on fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more Shop now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Written Dreams Publishing (30 September 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1951375076
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1951375072
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 0.86 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
3 global ratings
5 star
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia

Top reviews from other countries

AVIDReader worm
5.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag- like a box of chocolate
Reviewed in India on 4 February 2020
Verified Purchase
Lisa Zales
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful poetry and short stories by a talented writer
Reviewed in the United States on 29 May 2020
Verified Purchase