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Fool's Dream

R. Rudrappan

This story, set in the nineties, is about two individuals, Vasantha, a temperamental young woman, trying to come to grips with the world after annulment, and Sakthivel, a deserter, artist and social worker all rolled into one

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ISBN : 9781848979444
Published : 30/11/2017
Pages : 343
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


R. Rudrappan

Rudrappan hails from Salem, a part of which, along with the districts of Erode and Coimbatore, formed Kongu Nadu, the seat of Sangam period's Cheran dynasty of present day Tamil Nadu in South India.

All the characters of this book are from this region - and written with an intention to make the region more popular.

Although trained as an engineer, and working and living in Dubai, the author finds solace in writing about this region purely as an endeavour to put this place in its rightful niche in the world map of culture and history.

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This story, set in the nineties, is about two individuals, Vasantha, a temperamental young woman, trying to come to grips with the world after annulment, and Sakthivel, a deserter, artist and social worker all rolled into one, whom she chances upon during a visit to an artists' village in Madras or what is now Chennai, who then goes on to become her friend, philosopher and lover.

Being the youngest one from an orthodox family of four, Vasantha, influenced by the free spirit that Sakthivel is, struggles to break free from the fetters of typical middle-class conformity that she feels are as outmoded as her overbearing father is.

Impressed more by Sakthivel's candidness than his zeal for pro bono social work, she is invariably attracted to him and gets drawn into a relationship that is neither well defined nor satisfactory. Sakthivel's many endeavors take him to villages in the south, sometimes with Vasantha in tow. One takes them to a drought-ridden village whose elders are engaged in a huge power struggle, as a consequence of which, many inexplicable calamities besiege the village.

Despite a veiled warning from the village sarpanch's phlegmatic wife, Vasantha and Sakthivel keep visiting the village until disaster, swift and deadly as a scything sickle, strikes without warning....

 

 

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