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Sand and Other Stories

Ashokamitran (Author)
Synopsis Written with the deepest empathy for women trapped by an almost The absolute lack of resources—financial, intellectual, emotional—these stories by Ashokamitran have all the identifiable characteristics of his writing—irony, interiority, sensitivity. The narrative in all three novellas—Sand, Malati, Those two—moves in a series of short scenes, building tension with a relentless layering of detail. The exploitation of the women (Sarojini, her mother, Malati, Dhanam, Vaala), and their daily struggle against it lies exposed in all its terrifying ordinariness.
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Ashokamitran is one of the most distinguished of contemporary Tamil writers. His years of rich and diverse contribution to Tamil literature have brought him many honours and awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award (1996).

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Title Sand and Other Stories
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8125022686
length xiv+134p., 23cm.