Gold Nuggets: Selected Post Independence Telugu Short Stories
Author : Bh. Krishnamurti and C. Vijayasree
Gold Nuggets is a collection of post-Independence Telugu short stories which reflect the major socio-economic, political and cultural events of the period. The stories demonstrate a serious involvement with social issues. Themes related socialism, communism, feminism, the civil rights movement and the dalit movement find a voice here. The lives of the Telugu people in all their richness and variety are portrayed vividly in this selection. Themes like retirement blues, social evils like dowry system and child marriage, the exploitation of the poor by the moneyed classes, the oppressive practice of untouchability and other kinds of caste discrimination, bias against women ,corruption, natural calamities like drought, famine and the movement of rural population to urban areas, form a rich mosaic through these stories.