Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Exit – By Pudhumaipithan

  Translated by E. Annamalai and H. Schiffman That night Alamu couldn't get to sleep. Her thoughts all came crowding into her brain; an unutterable anguish...

Borrow One! – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by Nakul Vāc I was of the age when I believed that a car would go all on its own if I kept touching...

Kaanchanai – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated from Tamil * I just couldn’t sleep that night, for no apparent reason. My mind was neither troubled, nor was it overflowing with happiness...

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...

Fermented Pancake, Aranygaluska ! – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by V. Ramanan It all happened like this. A Jewish woman had called us for dinner. You may ask me, what was unusual about...

Enemy – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by V. Ramanan   He had not known anything about rearing hens, neither were the hens elated in his captivity. He knew that it was...

The Elephant – By S. Ponnudurai

Translated by V. Ramanan   Once in the country, growing number of people were very much disturbed by the dwindling elephant population. The wild life enthusiasts...

Chellammal – By Pudhumaippithan

  Translated  by V. Ramanan   Chellammal had just breathed her last. The pulse waned to a stop and she was reduced to 'a body’, in front...

Fantasy – By Sarvakan

Translated by Vasantha Surya When we reached the National Store, there were no customers at all. That was one convenient thing about Natesan’s shop. There was...

“Dostoyevsky’s Face” – By Jeyamohan

  Translated by Nakul Vāc  No one had expected Pa Kavundar1 to fall that soon! There were very few in our village that did not expect or wish...

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