Decoding the Destiny of Devadasis
Geeta Ganapathy-Doré
BREAKING FREE: A NOVEL (VITTU VIDUTHALAIYAGI) by Vaasanthi(Translated from the original Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman ) HarperCollins, 2022, 343 pp., INR 399
September 2023, volume 47, No 9

In the Vintage Book of Indian Writing published in 1997, Rushdie had remarked that there had ‘been a genuine   and other literatures of India’ (p. xvi). Even though some Indian writers contend that Indian realities could only be expressed in the bhashas, Indian publishers have taken up the challenge of bringing out excellent translations into English of literary works in Indian languages at an affordable price for Indian as well as western readers.

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