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Karutha Thambratti : Collection of Short Stories

By Edasseri, Harikumar

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Title: Karutha Thambratti : Collection of Short Stories  
Author: Edasseri, Harikumar
Volume:
Language: Malayalam
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Adventure
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Adventure
Historic
Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: Harikumar Edasseri

Description
Human relations interest the author. The intricacies of life, the struggle for existence are all raw material for him. The last story Aa Paattu Nirthu (Stop that Song) is about a 5 year old girl who has an HIV infection, and is being boycotted by the inmates of the flats in the building. A really sad story.

Summary
Karutha Thambratti (The Black Mistress) is a collection of 15 stories. The book received laudable reviews from critics, especially from Prof. M. Krishnan Nair, columnist and critic. The story was included in ten best stories of the year 1987 by V.P. Shivakumar, a short story writer and educationalist.

Excerpt
It was her 5th birthday. Waiting at the open door for her friends, who never came, she got tired and fell asleep. When her father came from office she was woken up. He took her in his arms and went to the decorated sitting room, where the birthday cake with her name inscribed on it was kept. The cone shaped caps she had bought for her friends to wear for the party were heaped on a table without any takers. The small carry home packets containing chocolates and balloons for the little guests lay slumbering on the table. He pulled a chair in front of the teapoy on which the cake was kept. The knife with a red ribbon tied on it was kept by the side of it. He took the knife and handed it over to Suji. Her mother Malathi switched on the tape recorder, and stood ready with the camera to click. The song Happy Birthday was heard from the tape recorder, like an obsolete message coming from a strange unknown world. Suji raised her head and asked her mother, ‘Mom, please stop that song.’ (Aa Paattu NIrthu...)

Table of Contents
Stories: Karutha Thambratti Kalikkalam Oru Onathinte Katha Ayalkkaran Avasanathe Whistle Parichunadanavatha Nadan Swapnam Choochiyum Inambichiyum Valiyoru Album Vaikiyodunna Vandikal Engine Viplavamundakkunnu Kunhimathu Chirichukodirikkunnu Kathayilekku Nadannupoya Stree Theevandi Kayariyittillatha Penkutti Mattoru Vathil Oru Pappakkadakkariyumayi Pranayathilaya Katha Aa Paattu Nirthu.

 

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