Chemmeen : The Enduring Classic
First published in 1956, Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma, a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community,...
- ISBN: 9789350290866
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- Author T. S. Pillai
- Publisher Harper Perennial
- Binding Paperback
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The hugely successful novel was adapted into a film of the same name, and won critical acclaim and commercial success. Anita Nair\'s evocative translation brings this classic of Indian literature to a new generation that hasn\'t had the opportunity to savour this tale of love and longing.
About the AuthorThakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (1912–1999) was a Malayali novelist and short story writer whose work focused on the oppressed classes. He has written several novels and over 600 short stories. His best-known works include Kayar and Chemmeen. He won the Kendra Sahitya Academy award in 1958 and the Jnanpith award in 1984.
Anita Nair is the bestselling author of The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress & Lessons in Forgetting. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages. She is a columnist with DNA and Yathra. This is her first work of translation.
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