Time taken : ~10mins
A translated short story about a sickly grandmother who wants to carry a kavadi for Thaipusam.
Listen to a reading of the story in Tamil by Grace Kalaiselvi:
Latha is the author of two collections of poetry in Tamil and a short story collection, Nan Kolai Seyium Penkkal (The Women I Murder) (2007), which won the Singapore Literature Prize for Tamil Fiction in 2008. It was translated to English and published as The Goddess in the Living Room in 2014 by Epigram Books. Her works have since been translated into French and German, and published in multilingual anthologies in Singapore and various Tamil literary journals in India, Malaysia, France and Sri Lanka. Kanagalatha is one of the founding directors of Poetry Festival (Singapore).
Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, produced by Tusitala and commissioned by National Arts Council.
Translated by Yamuna Murthi Raju
Originally published by Epigram Books
Music production by Artwave Studio
Music composition and performance by Raghavendran Rajasekaran
Illustrations by Sophia Tan
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