‘Tamil literature has a modern, vibrant idiom’

Leave a comment


The rich literary heritage of Indian languages is now reaching readers outside their respective regions. One such book which is breaking new ground abroad is ‘The Tamil Story’, a compilation of 88 short stories: The Indian Express

TamilstoryWith a surge in translations of Indian literature into English, readers across the spectrum have been transcending the language barrier.

From novels and short stories to plays and poems, the rich literary heritage of Indian languages is now reaching readers outside their respective regions and, indeed, worldwide.

One such effort is ‘The Tamil Story’, a compilation of 88 short stories that aims at presenting modern trends in Tamil literature for a larger audience. It proves that Tamil literature is not just a treasure trove of classical texts but is equally vibrant in modern times.

“We wanted to overturn the misconception and establish that Tamil has a strong and vibrant modern literary tradition that is comparable to any other language, Indian or foreign,” Dilip Kumar, who edited the compilation, told IANS in an email interaction from Chennai.

Read More

Advertisements

Author: Zafar Anjum

I am a writer based in Singapore.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s