In Celebration of Women’s History Month Read “Daughters of Kerala”

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A collection of 25 short stories about women by award winning Malayalam authors translated into English.

A collection of 25 short stories about women by award winning Malayalam authors has been translated into English. Sentiments and thoughts once isolated are shared with the English reader in these stories: “Daughters of Kerala.”

The original stories written over a period of 70 years depict the progression of women from burdensome and rigid social mores to a more open society that exerts different kinds of pressures.

Read these stories about a unique people in the south-western coastal state of India that has an exceptionally high literacy level of 92 percent. Kerala had free education from the early 1800's and the rich literary tradition of Malayalam is worthy of translation.

Like the books translated from Greek, Latin, Russian, etc., “Daughters of Kerala” will help readers appreciate another unique culture.

“The vivid translations open a window ... to the world of Indian women.” Braj B. Kachru

“... this literary feat illustrates the cultural evolution of a populace.” Dr. M.V. Pillai

“... is to be congratulated for bringing these stories to the American readers.” Lyn Richmond

“It would make a welcome text for ... World Literature, Women’s Studies, or Short Fiction or a serious book group.” Carole Hayes

“... the accessible directness of the translations makes this book a pleasure to read.” Shashi Tharoor

The book is available from and or your favorite bookstore.

For more information visit:


Achamma Chandersekaran

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