Krauncha Pakshigalu & Other Stories
Author : Vaidehi
Translator : Susheela Punitha
Krauncha Pakshigalu is a collection of ten stories, focusing on the life of women within and outside the institution of marriage. Narrated in a style which combines gentle humor and irony, and heavily relying on suggestion and innuendo, the stories in this collection bring out multiple dimensions of women’s life in contemporary society. While each story in the collection explores the subtle ways in which women make sense of their contexts, the lead story Krauncha Pakshigalu describes experiences of a cook and small time hotelier Bhatta and his wife against the backdrop of the partition riots. Gripping narrative and lucid style makes this collection a compelling reading.