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Waves

Waves

SUNDARA RAMASWAMY
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A superb collection of stories from a modern Indian master!
One of the most versatile and innovative among contemporary Tamil writers, Sundara Ramaswamy’s wrote short stories in two phases : between 1951 and 1966, and then, after a long gap, in the 1970s. his early stories, focusing on ordinary people leading ordinary lives and are full of gems by way of characterization: the policeman and the priest of the Nadi Krishna temple in ‘Prasadam’, and Varadan and Joswin in ‘True Love’ remain unforgettable, in spite of their pedestrian lives. In the later stories—‘Intoxication’(1973), ‘Waves’(1976)—clouded by the aftermath of the Bangladesh war and the Emergency, the plots turn darker and more complex.
Surprising us with their odd twists and turns, raising uncomfortable questions, and yet touched by a fine sense of humour and humanity, the stories in this collection belong with the best in the genre.

Imprint: Penguin Modern Classics

Published: Apr/2013

ISBN: 9780143420156

Length : 200 Pages

MRP : ₹299

Waves

SUNDARA RAMASWAMY

A superb collection of stories from a modern Indian master!
One of the most versatile and innovative among contemporary Tamil writers, Sundara Ramaswamy’s wrote short stories in two phases : between 1951 and 1966, and then, after a long gap, in the 1970s. his early stories, focusing on ordinary people leading ordinary lives and are full of gems by way of characterization: the policeman and the priest of the Nadi Krishna temple in ‘Prasadam’, and Varadan and Joswin in ‘True Love’ remain unforgettable, in spite of their pedestrian lives. In the later stories—‘Intoxication’(1973), ‘Waves’(1976)—clouded by the aftermath of the Bangladesh war and the Emergency, the plots turn darker and more complex.
Surprising us with their odd twists and turns, raising uncomfortable questions, and yet touched by a fine sense of humour and humanity, the stories in this collection belong with the best in the genre.

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SUNDARA RAMASWAMY

One of the most versatile and innovative of Tamil writers, a great modernist and a dazzling stylist, SUNDARA RAMASWAMY (1931– 2005) wrote in many genres—poetry, novel, short story, play, personal essay and literary criticism—making real interventions in Tamil writing. Each of his three novels is recognized as path-breaking, and he also edited and published a notable literary magazine, Kalachuvadu, which became a forum for new writing and literary debate.

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