'Kalki' R. Krishnamurthy, one of the pioneering giants of the Tamil press in the tumultuous times of the nationalist movement, was a versatile and prolific writer, inscribing the urgencies of his time in his fiction. This collection brings together the best of Kalki's short stories, which contain some of his most colourful and enduring characters and themes of Tamil popular fiction of the nineteen thirties and forties.Coinciding with the centenary of Kalki's birth, this volume is a well-deserved tribute to a writer whose breadth of vision and genius imagined and served a new India.
About the Author:
GOWRI RAMNARAYAN, Kalki's granddaughter, was educated in Hyderabad and Chennai and has been a teacher of English and music. She is currently a Special Correspondent with The Hindu. She has written several books for children including Abu's World, Abu's World Again and Past Forward. She has also published translations of plays.