In a Forest, a Deer

In a Forest, a Deer Ambai, One Of The Finest Modern Tamil Short Story Writers, Is Much Read, Discussed And Written About, And Loved For The Wit, Innovative Story Telling, And Lyrical Grace Of Her Writing Breaking Traditional Modes Of Expression In Terms Of Language And Content, In A Forest, A Deer Recounts The Saga Of Tangam Athai, Whose Husband Remarried Because She Could Not Bear Him A Child And Chinthiru S Journey To The Forest Alongside The Mythological Tale Of Sita S Exile To Underscore Chinthiru S Unique Search For Self Identity Winner Of The Hutch Crossword Book Award 2006, This Collection Is An Enduring Testimony Of The Ideology And Belief That Ambai S Writings Affirm The Need To Know And Be In Touch With A Stable Or Grounded Self That Allows Fluidity And Change In Modern Times Of Travel, Dislocation, And Exile. I love Ambai I love Lakshmi Holstrom, the lovely translator of some of the best Tamil contempary literature She passed away recently, unfortunately Reading this book reminded me exactly why I need to start readingIndian literature that is not in English Reading this book was a huge relief to my senses Not that it wasn t challenging, but there s something about reading Indian English lit with its laboured insertion of local slang, a suspicion that it wasn t written with us in mind Li I love Ambai I love Lakshmi Holstrom, the lovely translator of some of the best Tamil contempary literature She passed away recently, unfortunately Reading this book reminded me exactly why I need to start readingIndian literature that is not in English Reading this book was a huge relief to my senses Not that it wasn t challenging, but there s something about reading Indian English lit with its laboured insertion of local slang, a suspicion that it wasn t written with us in mind Literature written in local tongues sidesteps that problem entirely, and makes it easier for me to see our liv
It s rare that I give a book of short stories five stars This one is a cohesive whole Beautifully translated from Tamil by Lakshmi Holmstrom, Ambai s stories are gentle but astute slices of Indian life There is a fierc
In a Forest, a Deer a collection of short stories published by Ambai over ten years in different magazines are slices from ordinary lives Some go deep while some are a little spread out in time The protagonist of the stories are women and most of the stories have some aspects of cognition towards injustice baked into them Some truth that we see every day but not necessarily reflect on, the way some of the characters have done in these stories.Lakshmi Holmstrom has been a f
CS Lakshmi, who writes under the pen name of Ambai is one of the best Tamil short story writers And this collection is no different.Special mention ought to be made of the stories wrestling and in a forest a deer To convey the ex
In a Forest, a Deer is a collection of short stories written by famed writer Ambai, translated from Tamil by Lakshmi Holmstrom I had been intrigued by the writer with this beautiful nom de plume for a long time And this book came to me as a Christmas gift from a dear friend The book is a collection of eighteen interesting stories I dived into the stories headlong, deliberately without reading any of the introductory notes With new authors, I usually like to do the discoveries myself And In a Forest, a Deer is a collection of short stories written by famed writer Ambai, translated from Tamil by Lakshmi Holmstrom I had been intrigued by the writer with this beautiful
A cllection of short storiesThis is turning out to be a very interesting read. especially because of the fact that several stories refer to songs in Carnatic music This and the fact that woman are protagnists in most stories, makes me relate to it immensely I liked the cosmopolitan approach of the writer, dealing with the heroine of the story living in different locales of India This brings in the blending of the different cultures of the country, although in thought and mind they all hav A cllection of short storiesThis is turning out to be a very interesting read. especially because of the fact that several stories refer to songs in Carnatic music This and the fact that woman are protagnists in most stories, makes me relate to it immensely I liked the cosmopolitan approach of the writer, dealing with the heroine of the story living in different locales of India This brings in the blending of the different cultures of the country, although in thought and mind they all
Wonderful collection of stories by Ambai translated from the Tamizh originals by Lakshmi Holmstrom.I heard about a story called Forest that s part of this collection and is based on the Ramayana I simply had to read it Looked for friends with a copy, but finally succumbed when I saw it at the bookstore.Ambai s stories in this collection are so intrinsically Tamizh in their references, yet there are influences from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra Now I intend reading my favourites am Wonderful collection of stories by Ambai translated from the Tamizh originals by Lakshmi Holmstrom.I heard about a story called Forest that s part of this collection and is based on the Ramayana I simply had to read it Looked for friends with a copy, but finally
Great one Cant explainon this one. I am a person who is not a fan of short stories yes yes i do like short stories by Oscar Wild, O.Henry, and few indian authors like Premchand and rarely a person to give 5 starts to any book of short story collections But this book is extremely well written reaching extraordinary heights Beautifully translated from Tamil, without losing the essence of the original language All the stories in the book has a touch and essence of Indian life and culture There is feminism with almost every sto I am a person who is not a fan of short stories yes yes i do like short stories by Oscar Wild, O.Henry, and few indian authors like Premchand and rarely a person to give 5 starts to any book of short story collections But this book is extremely well written reaching extraordinary heights Beautifully translated from Tamil, without losing the essence of the original language All the stories in the book has a touch and essence of Indian life and culture There is feminism with almost every story with a female protagonist Ambai voices egalitarianism and compassion in her stories I loved reading every single story in the book, few are my favorite as well Journey 1, Paraskti and Others in a Plastic Box, Vaaganam, In a Forest, a Deer, Unpublished Manuscript, A Saffr
2019 YearInBooks Book 37A collection of short stories by Ambai originally written in Tamil and translated into English by Lakshmi Holmstrom., In a Forest, a Deer was enjoyable because it is writing a story almost like observing a scene from life Because it was written so, it was easy to imagine that scene as well The stories can be enjoyed few at a time and this is because they offer the readers food for thought The characters are different, quirky, at times in your face That the author 2019 YearInBooks Book 37A collection of short stories by Ambai originally written in Tamil and translated i

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  • Hardcover
  • 207 pages
  • In a Forest, a Deer
  • Ambai
  • English
  • 20 November 2018
  • 0195683145