Splicing Life and Art into Stories
V Bharathi Harishankar
KATHA VILASAM: THE STORY WITHIN by By S. Ramakrishnan. Translated from the original Tamil by PC Ramakrishna and Malini Seshadri Routledge, 2023, 220 pp., $ 170.00/INR 625.00
March 2024, volume 48, No 3

There are more stories in the world than there are grains of sand on the beaches. The sand at least is visible to our eyes, it sticks to our feet. But the stories lie like shells under water, buried in different people’s minds. One can never predict which story will surface at which moment, and who will be telling it to whom. It is an unfathomable secret.
(Katha Vilasam: The Story Within, p. 162)

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