Translator(s): Ari Sitaramayya
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123738773
Aruna, the protoganist of the novel is an educated financially independent middle class woman in modern society. Suppressed at her parental home, she seeks her freedom in her eloped marriage with Prakasam. However, Aruna soon becomes disillusioned. Her new found happiness can come only at a price. That of relinquishing her individuality.
Her space and body become a casuality. One of the most controversial novels of its time, Sweccha, though its portrayal of Aruna, brings for the first time a feminist perspective to Telugu literary discourse. Taking up their common place issues that confront woman in everyday life, the novel takes a hard look at the reality of freedom that women enjoy in modern society.
A significant novel from modern Telugu literature.
ARI SITARAMAYYA is a distinguished translator. He is presently a professor at the Department of Bio Medical Science, Oakland University, USA.