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" Betrayal" -Sivasankari in English

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by vidyasarada, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. vidyasarada

    vidyasarada Senior IL'ite

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    Sivasankari, a very popular Tamil writer, has brought out a collection of her stories translated into english. Her stories used to appear regularly in all tamil magazines once ; her writing was considered modern, feminist and introspective. I think it was she who brought the word " manushi" into popular tamil writing and it was adopted by others like Indumati, Vaasanthi and Anuradha Ramanan. Now- a- days, we dont see Sivasankari writing in any magazine.
    This collection called " Betrayal and other stories" contains stories written many years ago for magazines- hence they all seem familiar and like a revision, so no novelty. The moralising tone prevalent 25 years ago sounds rather uncomfortable today. In the title story, a woman who has endured a casanova of a husband for more than 20 years, gets him married to a young but crude girl and kicks them out of her house. Revenge ?:confused: I dont get the point.

    The collection also has three witty tales based on keenly observed everyday occurances that are a pleasure to read. The translation has retained the flavour of the south indian idiom.
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    subbi New IL'ite

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    hi every body
    I am intersted in buying all the english translations of sivashankari. kindly give me the address. i had read in kannada two of her stories 47 days and manidhan.
    I AM A GREAT FAN OF SIVASHANKARI
    subbi
     
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    subbi New IL'ite

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    hi every body
    I AM INTERSTED IN GETTING ALL THE ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF SHIVA SHANKARI. KINDLY GIVE THE ADDRESS
    WITH REGARDS
    SUBBI
     

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