Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Remembering Pudumaippithan (1906-1948)

In Frontline, the life and work of one of Tamil literature's most influential storyteller:
In Tamil literature, Pudumaippithan is to short story what Subramania Bharati is to poetry - an inspiring pioneer who scaled the peak with creations that have stood the test of time. Both continue to have their readerships decades after their death. Endowed with an analytical mind and a creative skill of outstanding merit, Pudumaippithan, in a creatively active period of less than 15 years (1934-46), wrote nearly 100 short stories and an equal number of essays on a variety of subjects, besides 15 poems, a few plays and scores of book reviews.


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