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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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Fishy Tales- Samanth Subramanian’s Following Fish: Travels Around the Indian Coast

‚ÄúTravel does nothing better than swinging a wrecking-ball into even your most meager expectations. A place is always hotter or wetter or drier than you suspect it will be; people will always turn out to have stories different from the … Continue reading

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