Thursday, April 02, 2009

Nitya Kanni - M.V.Venkatram

Ahh....the book is too good.M.V.Venkatram tells a mythological story of a women , who has a special boon.The boon of being a virgin forever.Venkatram tells a wonderful story with it, actually i found out later that this was based on, one of the mythological branch stories of maha bharatha.But not taking any credit away from venkatram, He just turns that mythological story into a one, that portraits the power structure of our society and what's a women's role in that.He actually goes even further and talks about the mighty and the weak.A wonderful book.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sayavanam - Sa.Kandaswamy

A beautiful novel. On the surface it looks like a detailed description of a man destroying a garden.But through various metaphors , Sa.Kandaswamy opens up the novel for various lines of interpretation.Excellent writing.

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