ISBN/UPC (if available): 0333931890
Translated from the Tamil original, it is a refreshingly progressive kind of writing which displays a clinical objectivity and a humor bordering on satire.
Man's desires, passions and vanities weave a dream of everyday life in a typical village in Tamil Nadu, where although there are petty clashes between men and women brought out with a light, penetrating humor, the basic cohesion of community life is clearly reflected.
TRANSLATOR: T Sriraman (1946) has degrees in English literature, literary criticism and language teaching and is currently Professor, Department of Distance Education at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. He has edited a number of literary texts, anthologies and course books for teaching English at the tertiary level.