Yagnam (Award winning work)
Author : Kalipatnam Rama Rao
This volume has nine stories. Since the author hails from Srikakulam, one of the backward agricultural districts of coastal Andhra, he knows the people of the soil, their commitments, their interrelations, their struggles and their weaknesses like the back of his palm. He depicts impressively the beauty and the anguish in the lives of the people hit by the transition from a feudal economy to a capitalist one.