Monthly Archives: January 2015

The penitent husband prepares to leave his young wife and infant son, for ever. Prem Chand’s Maa –3.

Here is the third instalment of my attempt at translation into English of poignant Hindi short story by Munshi Prem Chand, titled , ‘Maa’.The story is set in the pre-independence India. xxxxxxxxxxxx Aditya looked at the child, eyes brimming with … Continue reading

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Unjust desserts, for serving your country selflessly. Prem Chand’s story ‘Maa’-2

Here is the second instalment of my attempt at translation into English of poignant Hindi short story by Munshi Prem Chand, titled , ‘Maa’.The story is set in the pre-independence India. xxxxxxxxxxxx Continued….. She heard what sounded like the pain-ridden … Continue reading

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Waiting for her mahatma. (Maa –Hindi story by Prem Chand )

So, you have read my translation of the Chaso’s story, “violin”. Now here is my attempt at translation into English, a poignant Hindi short story by Munshi Prem Chand, titled , ‘Maa’, that I had read when I was young. … Continue reading

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The benign ma gifts her daughter a saree and blouse even as she left her for ever. ( Chaso’s story continued)

” Why do you fellows, trouble me like this.? The neighbour’s daughter is singing sweetly. Why don’t you all sit quietly down and listen to it.”, Rajyam chided the children. They obeyed her with out a murmur. Rajyam has become … Continue reading

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Violin. Chaso’s short story -2

Darkness is making its tender inroads into the room. Rajyam relapsed into her trance. The evening light on her gaunt face sheathed it in a golden sheen. Venkatappaiah stood there looking intently at her face. He is no more apprehensive. … Continue reading

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Violin-Ashort story by Chaso.

Chaso’s (Chaganti Somayajulu ) Telugu short stories,, candidly portray the lives of middle class Telugu people . Devoid of any frills, they have a charming simplicity. Here is my attempt at translation of one such story, “Vayuleenam” ————– Rajyam is … Continue reading

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The runaway young man writes to his dad about his plans and, for money. (From Barrister Parvateesam)

I ascertained from a passer-by, the way to the down town and proceeded that way. The main road is impressive.. I found a haberdasher’s shop like the one that I saw in Chennapatnam, Since the hat that I bought there … Continue reading

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