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Kerala Kerala Quite Contrary

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The Leaf and The Thorn shinie Antony 1
1 Odd Morning Susan Visvanathan5
2 The Strange Sisters of MannarkadWilliam Dalrymple17
3 The Countryside M. Mukumdan31
4 Everyday and the Avant-Garde: The Avant-Garde:42
The Evolution of Society and Literautre in Kerala K. Satchindandan
5 Hijack Paul Zacharia59
6 Stone The sin, Not The Sinner Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil63
7 Orhan Pam
Paperback, 2009 edition, 253 pages
Published July 2009 by Rupa & Co.
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Jul 25, 2011 Manu Prasad rated it liked it
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This is an anthology of 26 works, edited by Shinie Antony, who also contributes a few as author, interviewer and chronicler. The title, IMHO, is a bit misleading since the works themselves, while touching upon various aspects of life in the state or offering perspectives on its history, culture or working as travelogues, do not attempt to bring out the contrary nature, in whatever form that's meant.To be fair, a couple of works do attempt to show the contrary nature of the state and its ...more
May 28, 2011 Manish rated it really liked it
What a refreshing anthology on Kerala. With subjects ranging from religion, music, naxalism to oglers and pieces including short stories, articles and travel diaries, the book makes an entertaining companion. Try reading it.
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Flinging away stereotypes, first-time author Shinie Antony has listed uterine woes with a dark and biting humour. She won a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association story writing prize in 2001 for the surreal Somewhere in Gujarat, a translated version of which appeared in the Malayala Manorama on Oct 18, 2001, and is in the present collection as Munnu. This is her first book of short stories. She ...more
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