நிலவு தேயாத தேசம்-சாரு நிவேதிதா
Author : சாரு நிவேதிதா
Publisher : ஸீரோ டிகிரி பப்ளிஷிங்
No. of pages : 288
Category : பயணக்குறிப்பு
Subject : பிற
Language : தமிழ்
Published on : 2018
Book Format : Paperback
Set during the Chola period in Southern India, Bhuvanapathi, a youn Brahmin in Kanchi, nurtures an unquenchable desire to take on a perilous journey to Kasi, in order to earn fame and wealth. Having mastered all the survival skills, he sets on this journey to Kasi after his marriage. His greed makes him commit all forbidden sins during his staty in Kasi and top to it all, he lusts for another woman, Navagnani and lures her to marry him, lying that his first wife was dead.
Time goes by and Bhuvanapathi, now wanting to reap the benefits of his Kasi trip, plans to head back to Kanchi. His only problem – his second wife and her younger brother Sivagnani, who wants to go with him. Unable to stop them, he takes them along, all the while trying to make an evil plan to get rid of them. Bhuvanapathi’s male supremacy stoops low and does the unthinkable when they reach Thiruvenlangadu. Little did he know that a woman’s curse can span accross births. What happens next and how the legend of Pazhayanur Neeli came to be, is a riveting read.
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Author : Charu Nivedita
Publisher : Zero Degree Publishing
No. of pages : 224
Translator : Aswini Kumar
Category : Travelogue, Translation Published on : 2018
Subject : Miscellaneous Book Format : paperback
Language : English
Shadow of the Palm Tree is set in Goa, India’s very own Shangri-la. It opens with a heart-rending tragedy: the death of a mother at her own hands. Yet the shadow of sadness cast on the Abreus took shape in the 1700s, when the family converted to Christianity and joined the most lucrative enterprise of Christian Europe: the slave trade. From the day Imaculada, a traditional healer from Mozambique, entered the Abreu home, her family and theirs were fated to be entwined in a dark dance of intimacy. After their mother’s death, the Abreus flee from the penumbra of their collective grief becoming an inadvertent metaphor for the diasporic nature of the Goan community. As Goa gains independence, family equations are realigned once again. Claudinha, a descendant of Imaculada, flees Goa and the Abreus to take refuge with the Siddhis, a primitive tribal group. There is now no one left to deflect Imaculada’s malevolence. Will her prophecy finally be fulfilled? Richly told and profoundly moving, Shadow of the Palm Tree is a story of identity and survival, love and sacrifice, forgotten history and cultural conflicts.