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Breaking Free: A novel by Vaasanthi, Translated by N Kalyan Raman, Harper Perennial

Set against the rising clamour for India’s independence, Breaking Free is a nuanced and thought-provoking story of three generations of women and the effect history and memory—and secrets—have on their lives.

‘Breaking Free is not only thought-provoking but also highly readable. N. Kalyan Raman has done a great job with the translation.’ Sushila Ravindranath in The Hindu

‘The translation is excellent, not a note out of place, the underpinnings of the original held intact through the use of certain Tamil words and terms which substantially convey the cultural ethos and ambience.’ Malati Mathur in The Asian Age

Shortlisted for the Atta Galatta – Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2022 - Fiction



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