Reliving Sujatha: Reliving Sujatha is a fascinating collection of 8 stories written by prolific Tamil writer Sujatha Rangarajan and translated by Vimala Balakrishnan, a recipient of Katha and Sahitya Akademi awards for translation from Tamil to English.
Reliving Tagore: Sujatha was a prolific writer of popular fiction in Tamil whose writing career spanned almost 50 years. Translated for the first time, into English, this selection has been carefully chosen, for an audience of readers who are interested in stories about India. The tales by Sujatha, in this collection are replete with shocking twists, characters, and life situations with whom the reader is bound to feel an emotional connect..
Relive Indira Goswami: In Search Of Marty is a poignant story of the discovery of a World War II cemetry in Joyrampur, Assam, with hundreds of unmarked graves of unknown soldie — how relatives of soldier A City In Its Nakedness starkly portrays the loneliness and despair of a woman living alone in Delhi who Befriends a poor young boy, educates him with disastrous consequences Parasu Pator’s Well speaks about a young boy and his battle against the diminishing humanity of people Purification Sanskaar brings out the degradation of human beings by social and cultural compulsions The reader is moved by the desperation of a childless man to father a child The Empty Box is the story of a young woman living near a cremation ground whose nostalgic memories and illusion of love are cruelly shattered Ishwaree is based on the fit hand experiences gained by the author (who was also a Ramayana scholar) when she attended a Ramayana conference in Janakpuri, Nepal The time frame of the stories stretches from the thirties upto the present when Assam is torn apart by different militant movements Dr Goswami's eye for detail in her beautiful descriptions — whether of the trout in the Dikhari river, the lilting joyous Bihu song or the chirping of the little fesulika birds is simply wonderful The end of each story catches the reader unawares leaving him filled with a variety of emotions — both of wonder and despair