Seeing in the Dark: Short Stories by R. Chudamani

Paperback | November 10, 2015

byR. Chudamani

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"Her smile ... a saga of womanhood." Abhirami ... a courageous village girl seeks vengeance for being raped.Devaki ... weakened and afraid, a mother of six cringes at her seventh pregnancy.Sankari ... a free-spirited woman who finds liberation in death. The underlying theme in each of the stories is the woman as she sees herself, not how others believe her to be. Painted with earthy colours and lyrical language, R. Chudamanias women speak gently yet firmly of the battles fought daily within the home and outside it. They face the currents of life,fighting, resisting, and, at times, succumbing.

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"Her smile ... a saga of womanhood." Abhirami ... a courageous village girl seeks vengeance for being raped.Devaki ... weakened and afraid, a mother of six cringes at her seventh pregnancy.Sankari ... a free-spirited woman who finds liberation in death. The underlying theme in each of the stories is the woman as she sees herself, not h...

R. Chudamani (1931-2010), though not formally educated, was a prolific writer in Tamil and English. She has to her credit over 500 short stories and 32 volumes of fiction. She began publishing in Tamil in 1954 and in English in 1962. She wrote on a variety of topics with a deep understanding of human nature. Prabha Sridevan is a forme...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199459673

ISBN - 13:9780199459674

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Translator's NotePrema Nandakumar: Introduction: Unfolding Wings of Thought in the Inner AirKinship TermsA Trace of EnvyWe Don't KnowThat Fragile WorldBhuvana and the Star SignThe Nagalinga TreeWho Could Have Told Them?Seeing in the DarkAscent to the ShrineAfter Three YearsGrowing Up, Growing ApartA State of MindHe Is Not in TownThe Downpour OutsideNothing Ever HappensDoctoramma's RoomTV AuntyHeat and RainA Rainbow in Her HandsDoes Anyone Care?Woman in the DarkThe VisitorDoors Closed ForeverNeelayathakshi at SixtyThe CoupleThe Fourth Stage of LifeLoss of a Crest Jewel by AmbaiAbout the Author and the Translator