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The Tamil Story: Through the Times, Through the Tides
The Tamil Story: Through the Times, Through the Tides

The Tamil Story: Through the Times, Through the Tides

by Dilip Kumar

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West Land


9789385152757 - Year: 2015 - Pages: 572



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Author: Dilip Kumar
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Subashree Krishnaswamy
Publisher: West Land
Year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 572
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789385152757


Spanning close to a century, this pioneering anthology deftly traces the evolution of the Tamil short story, a genre that the Tamils have subsumed effortlessly to create illuminating glimpses of life. Like all timeless masterpieces, these eighty-eight finely etched stories will both hold you spellbound and jolt you out of your complacency as they traverse through the changing landscapes of different times, highlighting at once the uniqueness and the universality of life.

Culled from every available source – little-known magazines from the turn of the previous century and out-of-print editions from yesteryears to contemporary literary magazines and innumerable anthologies of both serious and popular short fiction – the writings include not only stalwarts such as Pudumaippittan, Mauni, Sundara Ramaswamy and Ashokamitran, to name just a few, but also unsung women writers and path-breaking modern voices.

Carefully and sensitively translated, these nuanced, chiseled gems reflect nearly all the aesthetic and political perspectives that make up the Tamil short story. Rooted in realism and fantasy, framed on folklore and myth, steeped in irony and angst, underscored by humor and pathos, there is a story for every reader, a story which will surely leave an indelible imprint on the mind.

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