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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 21

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) The man next to Chinayya Nayakkar was Dirt Eater Renga Nayakkar. He didn’t earn this name because he ate dirt as a child like many malnourished children do. He could judge the quality of land and its strength. If someone

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 20

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) As expected, the rain arrived early that year. They made plows by carving wood and pulled the plows themselves. They sowed the seeds of grain. Then they used sticks with v-shaped ends to drag thorny bushes and cover the planted

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Tamil Uyir Ezhuthukal

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?

I am a translator that works to bring Tamil stories and articles to English. I wrote an article here reviewing a Tamil novel’s translation. To summarize, I mainly criticized the translation for not properly bringing the novel’s soul into English. To be able to do so requires an intimate knowledge of the original language of a story and the

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