25 February, 2021

Trials Of Modernity

M.T. Vasudevan Nair's localised dramas have universal appeal

Trials Of Modernity
"The writer is committed to wade through the turbulence of life, hoping to discover a tranquil zone of justice, truth and human dignity. He is constrained to raise some fundamental questions about the perpetrators of evil and their victims, questions to which he receives no satisfying answers. Society, nature and even God maintain silence. The questions come back reverberating against the walls of his own heart. Nevertheless, he has to go on asking them, for it is his bounden duty." —M.T. Vasudevan Nair (foreword)

INDIAN writing in English has received due recognition in the recent past, thanks to the brilliant works of well-known authors. But better quality books in the regional languages tend to remain unknown outside the realms of local readership. This is largely because of the difficul-ties that one encounters in translating the idioms and nuances unique to the regional culture, language and literature. Thus the large mass of the best of regional literature remain unnoticed. A typical example is M.T. Vasudevan Nair. He has won more awards both for literature...

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