A corner for god

Print edition : January 31, 2020

“Krauncha Pakshigalu & Other Stories” by Vaidehi. Translated from Kannada by Susheela Punitha, Sahitya Akademi, 2018.

Vaidehi (b.1945), the author of this story, is the pen name of Janaki Srinivasa Murthy, a writer of great repute from Kundapura in coastal Karnataka. She is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award (2009), Katha Award (1992, 1997), Anupama Award, Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award (1993, 1998), and the Karnataka government’s Daana Chintamani Attimabbe Award. At present, she is the Director of the T.M.A. Pai Sahitya Peetha of Manipal University .

Susheela Punitha (b.1938) served as a Professor of English Literature at Bangalore University. Her translation of U.R. Ananthamurthy’s “Bharathipura” (2010) won the 2015 Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize.

Kannada short story.
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