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Short Stories from Andhra Pradesh

Price : $16.75
ISBN # : 9788179926055
Author : Malathi Nidadavolu
pages: 463
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
Published : 2009

These short stories translated from the Telugu language tell of experiences of ordinary middle class people caught in the crevice between traditional and modern ways of life.Against a back drop of feverish modernization and fast paced globalization,these stories depict the crumbling social structure (rural and urban),and redefine the family and social values of the people of Andhra Pradesh - the middle class,farmers,streetwalkers and the lower strata of society. The thematic threads in these stories include changing values in the strenuous economic conditions:traditional courting and marriage mores:relationships withjin families under the pressure of increasing westernization,the woman's role as mother,wife and worker:the man's traditional role as providfer:and the fear of death.The stories invite readers unfamiliar with the culture of Andhra Pradesh to appreciate it's centuries old traditions in the face of change.This book was originally published as a Spectrum of My People in the year 2006.

Author Bio: Malati Nidadavolu,born in Andhra Pradesh moved to USA in 1973.She teaches Telugu at the South Asia Summer Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin,Madison.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 14 May, 2015.

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