Author: Rajiva WijesinhaTranslator(s)/ Edito: Rajiva WijesinhaPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 227ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123750446
This short collection bring to you twenty five engaging stories from Sri Lanka’s best known story-tellers. The country’s simmering ethnic and political violence provides the backdrop to many of these narratives. Told with innate sensitivity to the turbulence and social complexities of their times, these stories bridge connections for a young nation torn by decades of strife. Drawn from Sinhala, Tamil and English this anthology is a compelling read that brings out the distinctive flavour and rich diversity of Sri Lankan prose.
IntroductionSTORIES WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN SINHALADiversion - Martin WickramasingheGoing Back - GunadasaThe Dancer - Ediriweera SarachchandraA Latrine for us Too - K JayatilakaToday My Son Comes Home - Karuna PereraThe Teacher - Sita KulatungeSMS - Sunethra RajakarunanyakaAkka- Sarath WijesuriyaSTORIES WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN TAMILChastity - T S VaratharasanSatisfaction - K SaddanathanAmong the Hills - N S M RamaiyThousands of Directions - S YoganathanIt could Happen Anywhere, Anytime - Thamarai ChelviThanks - Aiyathurai SanthanThe Door of Infatuation - Somapala RanjakumarSTORIES WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN ENGLISHPROFESSIONAL Mourners - Alagu SubramaniamNo State, No Dog - C V VelupillaiThe Doughty men of Purantota - James GoonewardenrHomecoming - Vijita FernadoReunion - Maureen SeneviratneThe Drummer - Gamini AkmeemanaThe Price - Nirmali HettiarachchiThe Colour of Life - Ameena HusseingThe Rabbit’s Retreat - Rajiva WijesinhaMonkeys - Punyakante WijenaikeNotes on Authors and Translators