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Kuttiedathi and Other Stories is a careful collection of ten short stories. This collection brings together some of the most well known stories of M T Vasudevan Nair, fairly representative of his literary works. Written over a broad span of time from 1962 to 2000, the stories collected here reflect the built-in variety of his fictional concerns and the changing tones of hi ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published January 28th 2004 by Orient BlackSwan
(first published 1959)
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The book describes the lives of people in the villages of Kerala and also those of Keralites who leave the villages and move to cities.Stories like Kuttiedathi , The deluge,Doors of heaven open and Insight covers topics like marriage, divorce, adultery, old ailing parents all of which describe the mindset of people with a Malayali touch.
I am a fan of short stories. At times, they end abruptly. And at times, they end definitively. When I spotted this book at Thiruvananthapuram airport, I simply grabbed it and continued turning pages at one go. I still took some time to stay with the stories and felt happy that I could relate to them. The original language didn't matter. Atleast the language, it is translated in made it a lovely read. ...more
kuttyedathi and other stories include a very touching styl. it narrates the stories of unchoosen ones in society. those among us who were always invisible or those who were not accepted due to lack of normal tag.. kuttyedathi was a different girl from tht era. she ws brave and unlike any other girls she ws a genuine being.always neglected by her family and society in the name of her dark skin, she learned to ignore the hateful comments and live happily ,until she crossed the limit of her pain su ...more
I have always loved MT sir's works. It always brought us back the nostalgic moments of childhood. Most of the characters were familiar to me. Though I hate tragic ending, I always his stories showed life, how our life goes beyond our planning. The main attraction of his stories are the relationships and the love. You can always feel the love between the characters and how society comes in between them ...more
Madathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair (Malayalam: മഠത്തില് തെക്കെപാട്ട് വാസുദേവന് നായര്) (born 9 August 1933), popularly known as MT, is a renowned Indian author, screenplay writer and film director. He was born in Kudallur, a small village in the present day Palakkad District, which was under the Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of the British Raj. He is one of the most prolific and ve ...more