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...

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...

“The Plastic God-Box” – By Ambai

  Translated by Vasantha Surya   `Krishna, raa…’ Ladling out some rice-and-ghee on the window sill and tap-tapping it once with the back of the ladle, Amma called...

Horoscopes – By Appadurai Muttulingam

  Translated by Padma Narayanan   Ayya had great expectations of us. As soon as his children were born, he had their horoscopes cast by a famous...

Trespass – By Sundara Ramaswamy

Photo by : Cameron Ballard   Translated by Lakshmi Holmström   It struck me later on that, just for a second, I had been off my guard. I lifted...

Window – By Sundara Ramaswamy

    I lay on a cot by the side of a window. Months ago, I crawled into it one evening and hadn’t got out of it...

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...

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...

Nigaamaa’s Tears – By M.G. Suresh

  Translated by Latha Ramakrishnan Any novel can be briefly written in just two pages – (including Tolstoy’s War and Peace) – This is the philosophy...

Truth and Lies – By Imayam

  Translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom 1 Raghavan climbed into the compartment, carrying his suitcase. He glanced briefly—just once—at the ticket he held in his left hand. Then...

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