Short Story

The mother smiled

Print edition : September 14, 2018

Often identified as an early feminist, Chudamani Raghavan (1931-2010) quietly made a place for herself in Tamil fiction. Almost radical in her approach to institutions, class divides and poverty, she was neither strident nor proclamatory as she challenged the way society slots and constructs identities and destinies.

Prabha Sridevan is a former judge of the Madras High Court and the former chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. She writes regularly in English and Tamil on issues of law and life.

Echoes of the Veena and Other Stories by R. Chudamani, translated from Tamil by Prabha Sridevan, Ratna Books, p. 230, Rs 349.

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