“These short stories by iconic Tamil writer Sivasankari, published over the years in reputed Tamil magazines have captured the readers’ minds for decades. She is a keen observer of society and her stories bring out the social ills that plague our society. Her stories reflect the times and act as a mirror for the readers. She covers a wide range of issues like domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, misogyny, patriarchy, problems faced by the aged and so on.
These include stories on the challenges faced during the Corona epidemic as well.
This compilation consists of sixteen selected stories written between 1974 and 2021. These are timeless tales that raise issues that are relevant and prevalent in our society even today. They are thought provoking and have evoked tremendous response from the readers over the years. Though written originally in Tamil, we are certain that they have a global appeal and resonate with readers across age groups, geography, and gender.”
Sivasankari (born October 14, 1942) is a renowned Tamil writer and activist. She has carved a niche for herself in the Tamil literary world during the last four decades with her works that reflect an awareness on social issues, a special sensitivity to social problems, and a commitment to set people thinking. She has many novels, novellas, short stories, travelogues, articles and biographies to her credit. Her works have been translated into several Indian languages, English, Japanese and Ukrainian. Eight of her novels have been made into films, having directed by renowned directors like K. Balachander, SP Muthuraman and Mahendran. Her novel 'Kutti' on girl child labour, filmed by the director Janaki Viswanathan, won the President's Award. Sivasankari's novels have also been made as teleserials, and have won the national as well as regional 'Best Mega Serial' awards. As a multi-faceted personality, she has won many prestigious awards including Kasturi Srinivasan Award, Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiyar Award, Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, 'Woman of the year 1999-2000' by the International Women's Association, and so on. 'Knit India Through Literature' is her mega-project involving intense sourcing, research and translations of literature from 18 Indian languages, with a mission to introduce Indians to other Indians through culture and literature.Rent Now