From dark dilemmas to sharp wounds. That is what this unique collection by writers spanning a century can be summed up as. The stories, unflinching in style and content, focus on women s issues like abortion, rape, dowry and beyond. Each piece is reflective of a path-breaking vision that has altered the Telugu literary scene in form, style and content.
Brings together exponents of the contemporary Telugu short story. The stories include: Cattle Thief; Can't Dance? Blame the Percussionist; By the Grace of Our Goddess of Wealth; and more. These stories straddle diverse realms such as religious fanaticism, Naxalism, personal relationships and individual idiosyncrasies.
The Collection Of Post-Independence Telugu Short Stories Reflects All The Major Trends And Thematic Concerns Of The Telugu Short Stories Of The Post-Independence Period. The Telugu Short Story Right From Its Inception In 1910 Has Demonstrated Its Serious Engagement With Social Issues And Is Imbued With A Strong Sense Of Social Awareness And Responsivenes. The Post-Independence Telugu Short Story Continued This Tradition In Terms Of Its Thematic Preoccupations. The Selection Comes From Different Regions Of Andhra Pradesh: Andhra (Coastal Districts), Rayalaseema And Telangana And Record With Rare Sensitivity The Specificities Of The Sub-Cultures Of These Regions. The Stories Trace The Impact Of All The Important Socio-Political Movements That Have Swept Across The Telugu Land In The Post-Independence Era: Socialism, Communism, Feminism, Civil Right Movement And The Dalit Movement. The Lives Of Telugu People, Urban And Rural Upper Middle Class, Middle Class And The Downtrodden, Professionals And BeggarsýAre Represented In A Rich Mosaic Of Differences.