Krauncha Pakshigalu and Other Stories
|Publisher:||SAHITYA AKADEMI, DELHI|
|Other Details||8.50x5.50 inches|
Krauncha Pakshigalu and Other Stories are stories from Vaidehi's recent collection. While each one of them explores the subtle ways in which women make sense of their contexts, the lead story, Kruancha Pakshigalu in a masterly interpretation of a historical context in an epic dimension.
J. Birjepatil, the editor of this volume, has brought together ten of the finest short stories of Suresh Joshi, translated by some of the best practitioners in the field. Birjepatil taught English in Marlboro college, Marlboro, USA.
"Why should we talk like men? Let's sing in our own voice. Be it a lullaby or a love-song or a passionate cry.. Vaidehi. let it be 'our' voice,"
Janaki Srinivasa Murthy, better known as Vaidehi (her pen-name), was born into a big Brahmin family, in Kundapur, coastal Karnataka. She grew up in an atmosphere of literature and music, and also of total male domination in which even speaking out loudly 'like a man' was taboo for girls. Recalling her adolescent days, Vaidehi says that she would often jealously wonder "how lucky men are!" Consequently, when she began to write stories it was natural for her to focus on the plight of women in a male-centred society. Her first collection of short stories was published in 1979 and, since then, she has published 40 works including six collections of short stories.
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