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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 28

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) They brought the murderer to the stake. First, they sent children and pregnant women away. The murderer’s hands were tied behind his back. His legs were bent back and tied. Then, they sat him onto the tip of the stake

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 27

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) Govindappa Nayakkar called Astrologer Enkatrayalu over and whispered something in his ear. The latter escorted the goldsmith out of the assembly and sat him down. He made him drink rice water and buttermilk, wash his face and limbs, and made

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 26

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) Next to the drowsy Ragupathi Nayakkar, was Jalarangan. He was sitting atop the stacked rocks encircling the pond, his feet dangling towards the water. He had flared nostrils and an upturned nose so it was easy to see everything inside

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The Ka.Na.Su Discussion Forum

A Converasation with Tamil Writer Yuvan Chandrasekar Vishnupuram Literary Circle is conducting a series of literary discussions with various authors and artists across the globe. This series is named after a Tamil literary critique Ka.Na.Subramanian, in honor of his contribution to Tamil Literature. The first discussion is scheduled with Tamil Writer Yuvan Chandrasekar. He has

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 25

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) The man with a streak of thiruman – a holy, gray powder – on his forehead was Damn Box Ramayya. After he got back from work, Ramayya would bathe and always apply the thiruman to his forehead. He kept the

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 24

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) To the left of Bullaya, staring up at the sky, was Crop Plower Bangaru Nayakkar. There’s an interesting story behind his nickname. Crop Plower’s sworn enemy Kotha Bavayya once had an abundant millet crop in his land. Bangaru Nayakkar’s stomach

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The Song of the Wolf

Author: Remitha Satheesh The Uncle left the great citywith no goodbyes to press his humiliation In the deep of the night, not even a torchto light his craven path Broken bits of his dreams and vowslay strewn around the royal yard, Mocking him through broken teeththat grinned under the moonlight. There, a failed promise to

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A Quick Review Of “The Kural” by Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

R.S. Saha In “The Kural”, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, has brought Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural to an English reading audience. There are other such translations, but after reading this one I see little need to read them. Pruiksma has simply done that good of a job. The translation shows a love and respect for the original that even

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 23

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) On a similar day, Astrologer Enkatrayalu and Akkayya were returning home. It had become very dark. With some perseverance, they could have made it home but Enkatrayalu was not up for it. The two laid down on the outer veranda

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GOPALLA GRAMAM – CHAPTER 22

(Author: Ki. Rajanarayanan Translation: Radha Soundar & R.S. Saha Editor: Suchitra) (Original Novel : கோபல்ல கிராமம்) The first person in the southern row was Cold Hearted Senganna. No one called him that to his face. However, there were four or five Senganna’s in the village so an epithet like that was needed.  When land was family

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