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Chemmeen- Lost in Translation

There is not much to write about Thakazhi SivasankaraPillai‚Äôs Chemmeen, written in 1956 and translated by Anita Nair in 2011. The original novel written in Malyalam was a widely acclaimed classic, but the translated version was childish and silly. Undeveloped … Continue reading

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Ambling Plots, Elusive Endings: Damon Galgut’s, The Impostor

Since I just started reviewing books recently, I generally read reviews by readers on Goodreads or google up reviews from the media. I do this in order to gauge my understanding of the book, and to reread portions in the … Continue reading

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