ELT literature & fiction readers
This is a humorous novel of romance by the popular Tamil writer Sujatha.
Summary Of The Book
This is the story of four young men and their love lives. Aris, Jomo, and Kitta live with their married friend Parthasarathy (Parsarathy).
Parthasarathy's wife lives elsewhere. The four friends work in the city and share the premises and the rent. The three unmarried men soon fall in love. Jomo falls in love with a girl named Abhilasha, Kitta is in love with a policewoman, and Aris find the landlady's young daughter very attractive.
But, the path of love is never smooth, as they find out. The three get into absurd situations and get into a lot of trouble due to their romantic entanglements, and ask themselves if it is all worth it.
Written with the author's usual flair, in a language that is colloquial while at the same time unique, the author takes the reader through the various situations as his heroes try get over all the hurdles on the path of love.
After going into the details of all the troubles the characters face as they try to keep their various relationships alive, the title is tongue in cheek as it says, And So, Do Fall In Love.
The novel appeared in serial form in the Tamil magazine Kumudam.
Sujatha was the pen name of Tamil writer S. Rangarajan. It is the name of his wife.
Other novels by Sujatha include Nagaram: Siru Kathaigal, En Iniya Iyanthira, Kolaiyuthir Kalam, Irul Varum Neram, and Maerke Oru Kuttram.
Sujatha was a versatile writer whose works spanned many genres.
Sujatha Rangarajan was born in 1935, and grew up in the temple town of Srirangam, Trichy. He studied at St. Joseph's College in Trichy, and one of his classmates was Dr. Abdul Kalam. He later completed a postgraduate degree in electronics engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology.
He worked at the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Bangalore till his retirement. He was one of the key people behind the development of the Electronic Voting Machine in the country. His varied interests in history, philosophy, technology, and science and his ability to identify with ideas and trends of contemporary generations made him a versatile and popular writer. He could write on any subject from the deeply technical to the profoundly philosophical to light crime novels. He was one of the pioneers of popular science writing in Tamil.