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Sand and other stories by Ashokamitran, translated by N Kalyan Raman, Orient Blackswan

Written with the deepest empathy for women trapped by an almost absolute lack of resources – financial, intellectual, emotional – these stories by Ashokamitran have all the characteristics of his writing—irony, interiority, sensitivity.

“Kalyan Raman’s translation of Sand and Malati, and Gomathi Narayanan’s of Those Two are smooth, comfortable and direct. The structured simplicity of the English they use had a clean and contemporary feel, and matches the directness of Ashokamitran’s Tamil prose (whose flavour I have gathered with the help of Tamil friends).

From Paul Zacharia’s Foreword to Sand and other stories



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