This book is a translated collection of 3 novellas, spanning three decades of Ashokamitran s work. The stories are about women trapped by an almost absolute lack of resources (financial, intellectual and emotional). The narrative in all three novellas moves in a series of short scenes, building tension with a relentless layering of detail. The exploitation of these women and their daily struggle against it is exposed in all its terrifying ordinariness. The stories have all the identifiable characteristics of Ashokamitran s writing irony, interiority, sensitivity.For another four or five lab sessions, she would have to continue with the cockroach. She had to ... And then she would have to draw detailed diagrams in her lab record. ... Muniyamma brought her a small bucket filled with water from the well.
|Title||:||Sand and Other Stories|
|Publisher||:||Orient Blackswan - 2002-01-01|