Author: Subashree KrishnaswamyTranslator(s)/ Edito: Subashree Krishnaswamy/K. SrilataPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 130ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195692462
A text for students of literature, Short Fiction from South India brings together English translations of twelve short stories originally written in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. While the introduction sketches the phenomenon and history of translation in the Indian context, the exercises at the end of each unit encourage students to concentrate on various elements that constitute a story—theme, imagery, vocabulary, and style.Each story is accompanied by:• A short BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE on the author; • The FIRST PAGE OF THE STORY from the source language; • A detailed GLOSSARY; and • COMPREHENSIVE EXERCISES comprising sections on - Reading the story to interest students in the nuances and connotations of translated texts; - Translation issues to help students meet the challenge of translated texts, and - Activities that encourage writing and translation and tap the creative potential of students Conceptualized primarily with students of literature in mind, Short Fiction from South India is edited for interactive classroom use.
Editor’s NoteAbout the editorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. KANNADA:A Sweet Dish KUM. VEERABHADRAPPASeemantha H. NAGAVENIAnnayya’s Anthropology A.K. RAMANUJAN2. MALAYALAM:Wooden Cradles LALITHAMBIKA ANTHERJANAMThe World Renowned Nose VAIKOM MUHAMMAD BASHEERThe Last Show PAUL ZACHARIA3. TAMIL:Squirrel C. S. LAKSHMI ‘AMBAI’The Rat ASHOKAMITRANThe Chair KI. RAJANARAYANAN4. TELUGU:The Touch ABBURI CHAYA DEVIRain RAAVI SASTRYTaatayya (My Grandpa) KODAVATIGANTI KUTUMBA RAO