This book is a translated collection of 3 novellas, spanning three decades of Ashokamitran s work. The stories are about women trapped by an almost absolute lack of resources (financial, intellectual and emotional). The narrative in all three novellas moves in a series of short scenes, building tension with a relentless layering of detail. The exploitation of these women and their daily struggle against it is exposed in all its terrifying ordinariness. The stories have all the identifiable characteristics of Ashokamitran s writing irony, interiority, sensitivity.Sarojini prepared the sambar rice and curd rice in separate containers; she then took the milk off the stove. Despite her instinct ... She needed four tablespoons of milk to make a tumbler of coffee with the decoction she had. After pouring theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sand and Other Stories|
|Publisher||:||Orient Blackswan - 2002-01-01|