I had read the final story in this collection, What You Pawn I Will Redeem, quite a while ago. It knocked me out. When I saw it was included here, I snatched the book up.
Alas, Blasphemy as a whole is not altogether at that level. This is an uneven collection, with stories that are nearly novellas in length as well as flash fiction. There are several stories that are stunners, including Cry Cry Cry, which chronicles two Indian cousins and the devastating trajectory of one of their lives, and The Search Engine, a heartbreaking story about a young Indian girl who is passionate about literature and poetry.
But many of the stories start to run together. Nearly all of them have the same tone and voice, and many are told in the first person by a male Indian who can be funny, but also world-weary. It's a great voice, but after a while, it feels "been there, done that."
There are stories in here that are well worth reading. My advice? Read it slowly, a few stories here and there, and give up on stories that aren't clicking for you. The ones that do work are incredibly powerful.