Author: Srikrishna Alanahally
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0333 92330 8
Gendethimma: Teller of Tales- is a novel that has been rated by informed critics as the most mature work in fiction by the author.
Conflict between traditional rural ways and the ethos of growing urbanity forms the focus of this novel. Gendethiumma, a simple and itinerant trader, is torn between the age-old customs of his family and the intriguing and somewhat unsettling changes his fashion-conscious bride brings. Events, both collective and personal, parallel the deep sense of unease that twangs throughout the novel.
TRANSLATOR: This novel has been translated from the Kannada original by P P Giridhar, currently the Assistant Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. He is a linguist, whose literary flair has been noticed. His books Angami Grammar and Mao Naga Grammar are widely acclaimed textbooks. He was a visiting scholar at the Australian National University, Canberra and his English translation Vaisakha was published by Sahitya Akademi of Chaduranga's