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redirecting a picture postcard..this time from madurai

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by sathya, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello


    manohar devadoss'
    ``multiple facets of my madurai''

    wonderful drawings
    and text that capture
    growing up in the temple town
    in the fiftees...

    masters in chemistry
    and a masters...so to say
    in ink and pen sketches
    of meenakshi paradise..!!

    two more books
    dreams seasons and promises
    illustrations covering
    a decade in mahema's life
    (his wife who is paralised neckdown
    in an accident)
    the book a poem of courage
    a biographical novel

    he just lives through the
    ink and pen sketches
    the east gopuram
    and a narration to follow
    adolescent days spent
    with boys of different castes communities
    and also about a jeyamma
    widowed early...but the parents
    moved away from cruel customs,one step at a time..
    to get her a degreee the remarried
    and retired as professor from california university..!!

    ink and pen sketches of
    the american college chapel
    and his memories
    pandals in cow chase the templecar
    a row of houses in vakil new street..

    a person with vision problems
    if not for the wonderful
    writing and sketches..
    his will to continue
    sketching writing and
    looking after his wife
    he needs to be given
    a ``hip hip hurray'''

    multiple facets of my madurai
    by manohar devadoss
    east west books pvt ltd
    2007
    p.140
    rs.395/-


    sathya
     
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  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Sathya,

    I was about to post this, good u did it first. The drawings by Sri Devdoss are so amazing. And the incident of Jeyamma is so moving.

    Actually, Mr Devdoss and his wife have been my role models for years. In the 1970s, they appeared on the cover of Kumudam. My mom told me their story and said that I should emulate their courage and spirit. I have been keeping track of this strong couple since then.

    I just ordered my copy.

    regards
    Vidya
     
  3. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sathya,
    I am proud to mention here that M Devadoss & I share our Alma Mater-American College.
    He was senior to me by one year. As far as I remember, he was physically hyperactive, reveling in the boisterous company of his friends.
    Artist Jeyaraj was my classmate, but in a different group !
    Oh, those were my happy, carefree days !

    அந்த நாளும் வந்திடாதோ !

    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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  4. sathya

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    hello


    theriyume...
    athaan moochiraikka odi vanthen
    muthalil pathivu seithu vidavendumendru..
    madurai vaasigalai beat pannuvathu
    sulabamallave...!!


    sathya

    dear vidya
    nice to know...
    role model ok
    sketchings unda?
    writings...
    eager to know..

    sathya

    chithra...
    ithuvallavo anubavam
    manohar devadoss
    mattumallamal
    artist jeyarajum
    kalki vikatanil
    j ............padam illamal
    jolikkuma enna
    vaarangal?


    sathya
     
  5. chitrajan

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    Hello

    Can you please tell me about Mrs. and Mr. Devadoss?
     
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    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks a lot, dear C
     

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