- Author : B. Jeyamohan Translated by - Priyamvada Ramkumar
- Publisher : Juggernaut
- Language : English
- Paperback : 328 pages
- ISBN-13 : 9789393986658
About the Book
Containing iconic stories like ‘Elephant Doctor’ and ‘A Hundred Armchairs’, this collection by the great Tamil writer Jeyamohan, brings together twelve inspiring and imaginative narratives, all based on the lives of real people. These stories explore the capacity of humans to hold on to their intrinsic goodness in the face of both the everyday and the extraordinary, and how their response in such moments of truth finds expression in multitudinous ways – as anger, compassion, fortitude, a capacity for suffering, self discovery, a life of silent protest or even eccentric activism.
Gripping, often raw and deeply moving, this striking collection, the first major translation of Jeyamohan’s work in English, will renew your faith in humanity.
About the Author
B. Jeyamohan (b. 1962), based in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, is a pre-eminent writer in modern Tamil literature. His most significant work yet is a twenty-six part roman-fleuve called Venmurasu (The White Drum), a serialized reimagination of the Mahabharata. Spanning more than twenty-five thousand pages, it is amongst the longest literary works in the world. Apart from other landmark novels such as Vishnupuram (1997) and Kotravai (2005), his body of work includes more than three hundred short stories, many volumes of literary criticism, biographies, travelogues, introductory texts to Indian and Western literature as well as essays on heritage and philosophy. He won the Akilan Memorial Prize for his first novel, and the Katha Samman and the Sanskriti Samman in later years.
Priyamvada Ramkumar, based in Chennai, India, is a private equity investor by day. Stories of the True is her first book-length translation.