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Echoes Of The Veena And Other Stories

Echoes Of The Veena And Other Stories

  • Author: R. Chudamani, Prabha Sridevan
  • Publisher: Ratna Books
  • ISBN: 9789386600578
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This collection of eighteen stories in English translation is vintage Chudamani. The stories explore a variety of themes. In the midst of simple, straightforward narration, the master storyteller makes a sharp, ironic comment on social barriers and taboos.

Chudamani understood children, she understood persons with disabilities; she understood men too. But many of her stories centre around the woman with her anxieties in the role of a wife, sister or mother. She tells us: this is how She is, She feels and She lives and struggles. Chudamani does not judge; nor does she say that the woman is perfect.

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fiction / indian / Prabha Sridevan / R. Chudamani / short stories / Tamil / translation /