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A translated story about a sickly grandmother who wants to carry a kavadi for Thaipusam.

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Published: 31 Aug 2020

By: Latha


Time taken : ~10mins

A translated short story about a sickly grandmother who wants to carry a kavadi for Thaipusam.

Read it here in English

Listen to a reading of the story in Tamil by Grace Kalaiselvi:

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Latha

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).


little red comma

Singapore literature, reimagined. little red comma comprises digital adaptations of six diverse literary works by Arthur Yap, Latha, Melissa De Silva, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Samuel Lee and Yeng Pway Ngon, released from Aug to Nov 2020, as well as stories, essays and podcasts inspired by these literary works.

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