Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Lifting of the Curse – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated by Ka.Naa.Subramanyam 1 The stone statue of the woman stood by the wayside. It is the statue of a grown-up  woman, her flesh distilled into stone...

Mannaasai (Greed for Land) – By Na.Pichamurthy

  Yes, this is my house. The empty site in front belongs to me. The enclosed square, contiguous with the site is also part of...

Worship – By Indira Parthasarathy

  Translated by Ka.Naa.Subramanyam   Vaduga Naicken was surprised that a beggar who made his living by going the rounds of the town begging fistfuls of rice...

A Room of Her Own – By G. B. Chathurbhujan

  Translated by Geetha Jayaram   “Why doesn’t he understand whichever way I try to tell him?” “Why doesn’t Raghav pay any heed to this one wish of...

A Great Epic – by Mouni

  Translated from Tamil by N Banumathy Kittu’s work is over. A great  epic  which he started to write is complete now. After this, his very...

The Dying – By Vaiyavan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman   Boothalingam's bristly beard brushed lightly against his bony chest and tickled him. He sat up and closed his...

Chair – By Ki. Rajanarayanan

  Translated by V. Ramanan   How could you call a house without a chair a home? So it struck all of us in the house the same...

Refugee Girl – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by: Aniruddhan Vasudevan   The girl in the green-yellow-white waitress uniform was a refugee. She could be either from India or Sri Lanka, or perhaps even...

A Crow’s Story – By S. Vaidheeswaran

  Translated by Lakshmi Venkatraman It was drizzling. I was standing on the terrace. Suddenly a crow hit me on the head and flew away. The...

The God and Kandasamy Pillai – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated by Ramesh Ramachandran   1 Melagaram M K Ramasamy Pillai’s only son, Melagaram M K R Kandasamy Pillai alias Chelleppa, was standing at a safe corner...

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