First Poems

Print edition : March 29, 2019

Ambai, the author of this story, is the pseudonym of C.S. Lakshmi, one of the foremost writers of Tamil fiction. Her stories have appeared in English translation in four collections. She is Director, SPARROW (Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women), Mumbai. Photo: The Hindu

Lakshmi Holmstrom (1935-2016), the translator of this story, is widely recognised as one of India’s most successful translators of poetry and fiction. She won the Crossword Award for the best translation three times and was a co-founder of the South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive.

The selected story is from “In a Forest, A Deer: Stories by Ambai” Translated from Tamil by Lakshmi Holmstrom (Oxford University Press, 2006) and was carried in Tamil in “Kizhakkum Merkkum” (1997).

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