Genesis: Select Stories

By: Lakshmi Kannan (Author & Tr.)

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Lakshmi Kannan has translated fifteen of her own stories. In ‘Genesis’, two scholars in a US campus are kindred souls but the Indian woman is held back by generations of denial. Ancient temples with their hallowed ambience can bestow some life-affirming experiences, as in ‘Cryptic Chords’ and ‘Rhythms’. ‘Kasturi, the Musk Deer’, set in Delhi, depicts the Tamil reality of the fifties as sixteen-year-old Shankari is subjected to strict control by her orthodox family, her parents rejecting her idea of buying kasturi because its fragrance might act as an aphrodisiac. 'Mangal's Requiem’ is about the last hours in the life of a dacoit who writes poems perhaps to seek release from his anguish, revealing what the world and his mother and wife cannot grasp; the young wife experiences relief when her abusive husband hangs. ‘India Gate’ showcases the regressive, unchanging elements in the author’s community, even educated, professional women being subjected to the patriarchy of their marital homes; the female protagonist bravely decides to go it alone. ‘Sable Shadows’, based on true incidents, focuses on a form of apartheid marring even international literary events while narrating a tale of friendship and understanding between a Nigerian man and an Indian woman.Printed Pages: 228.

Title: Genesis: Select Stories

Author Name: Lakshmi Kannan (Author & Tr.)

Categories: Literature, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

ISBN: 8125053808

ISBN 13: 9788125053804

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 101884

Keywords: Genesis: Select Stories Lakshmi Kannan (Author & Tr.)