Five of the best short stories written by Rabindranath Tagore and a play all translated into American English. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a storyteller, mystic poet, composer, playwright and philosopher, all rolled into one.
We have an Assamese version of Gulliver’s Travels at the Pothi Store. Have you read this bizarre story of a large man in a land of the smallest people?
This book is a tribute to the great Kannada Philosopher-poet D. V. Gundappa popularly known as DVG. Translations of his best-known work: a collection of quadruplet verses on life known as Mankutimmana Kagga is an effort to let know the non-Kannada readers of this gem of Kannada literature. DVG’s verses are short but powerful.
This is a Tamil translated version of Siddhartha, a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse. The book, Hesse’s ninth, was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style.
A masterpiece by Kalki Krishnamurthy, recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, ‘Sivakamiyin Sabadham’ is a historical Tamil novel set in seventh-century South India. The story deals with the battle for supremacy between the Chalukya Emperor, Pulikesi II, and the Pallava Emperor, Mahendra Varmar and at a later stage, his son, Narasimha Varmar.
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