ISBN 9788182535800,My Motherland

My Motherland




Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788182535800

ISBN-10 8182535808


Number of Pages 84 Pages
Language (English)

Love and Romance

The room was silent but for the tick-tick sound of the wall clock there. On the northern side of the room was found a big cot made of silver in an artistic manner. It was very beautiful. A girl, aged about thirteen years, was found sleeping on the silken mattress spread on the silver cot. She was sound asleep, keeping her head on her arm folding it and using it like a pillow. A little away from her head lay a soft, unused pillow. Born in 1935, Jyothirllata Girija started writing in Tamil for children first in 1950 and then was introduced as an adults writer by Ananda Vikatan in 1968. She has more than 500 short stories, 25 novels, 50 novellas, 3 full-length plays, several articles on social issues, translation of major part in Tamil of Kiran Bedi's As I see it etc. to her credit. She has won 20 awards so far for her Tamil creations. Her teen-agers novel which already won an award in Tamil Nadu was translated in Ukraine and released during the Festival of India in Moscow in 1987. As for her creations in English, introduced by Vimla Patil of Femina in 1975, she has written about 36 short stories in the Indian periodicals The Illustrated Weekly Of India, Femina, Eve's Weekly, Pratibha India, Your Family, Fiction Review, Woman's Era, Movieland (Malaysia), The Sunday (Indian) Express, The Week End and Eve's Touch. Several articles on social and political issues in Alive and Open Page in The Hindu. Long rhyming poems in couplets that were serialized in Poet, Chennai - edited by late Dr. Krishna Srinivas - viz. Ramayana in Rhymes, The Story of Jesus Christ, Voice of Valluvar (Tirukkural, The Tamil Veda), Pearls from the Prophet (300-odd sayings of Prophet Muhammad in verses), Song on the Sun God (English rendering in verses of Aditya Hrudayam) and The Living God at Puttaparthi, in quatrains. Gandhi Episodes, based on Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, is being serialized now in In Metverse Muse, (Visakhapatnam), edited by Dr. H. Tulsi. Also several single poems in anthologies of various poetry magazines of India.

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