In A Forest, A Deer: Stories by Ambai

Paperback | February 15, 2012

EditorAmbaibyLakshmi Holmstrom

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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 underscoreChinthiru'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 moderntimes of travel, dislocation, and exile.

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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 remarrie...

Ambai is a Tamil writer, historian, and independent researcher in women's studies. Widely regarded as one of the most original contemporary Indian writers, she is the author of seven books of fiction, many of which are available in English translation. Lakshmi Holmstrom is a leading translator and literary critic, with eighteen books ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198080018

ISBN - 13:9780198080015

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Author's NoteTranslator's NoteIntroductionJourney 1Journey 2One and AnotherCamel RideDirectionGlowFirst PoemsParasakti and Others in a Plastic BoxVaaganamIn a Forest, a DeerUnpublished ManuscriptA Saffron-coloured Ganesha on the SeashoreA Rose-coloured Sari Woven with Birds And SwansWrestling; A Rat, a SparrowJourney 3ForestA Movement, a Folder, some TearsGlossary