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A Place of No Importance On Deepavali Day, In A Village In Tamil Nadu, An Alcoholic Threatens To Kill Himself In Public By Consuming Pesticide The Villagers Are Titillated, His Family Umimpressed Beginning With The Month Of Aipasi, Veena Muthuraman Tells A Story Set In Each Month Of The Tamil Calendar As A Year Unfolds, We Get To Know Ayyanarpatti To The World, A Small Village For The Villagers, The Centre Of The World.

14 thoughts on “A Place of No Importance

  1. says:

    the review first appeared in Sunday GuardianMalgudi s EnduranceThe building blocks of R.K Narayan s Malgudi Days were simple a village in South India, the simple problems and solutions of its people, all told in a manner that hid the space time specifics such that readers believed that they had access to something outside time Today, the process that turns Malgudi into a nostalgic entity also problematises its usage as a template for new writers We are talking about globalisation Or you could say modernity Whatever its name, our harsh contemporaneity warrants that Malgudi be shown as a harsher place, its systems be shown under duress, its characters be struggling in their interface with a faster, meaner world.Narayan s literary descendants can be said to be facing two broad choices The first is to take realism as the modality, to compromise Malgudi s timelessness The other would be to rebel, to create for the reader a contemporary Malgudi that nevertheless retains its old charm, which refers to its current flux as part of a larger cosmic activity, such that we are still allowed to return to Malgudi s timelessness as our refuge.Veena Muthuraman s debut collection, A Place of No Importance, is set in a fictional village named Ayyanarpatti in Tamil Nadu And she has, for most parts, chosen the first path Ayyanarpatti is firmly set in a post liberalisation India, and is confronting 21st century s hopes and corruptions The characters here do not face t...

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    With a story set in each month of the Tamil calendar, and with characters that reappear in many of these thirteen stories, Veena Muthuraman has created a world of familiar people we can relate to Ayyanarpati, the place where the stories are set, is full of people who are rooted, and sounds like a place worth visiting Even the most villainous of characters evokes sympathy and the frequent shift in tone from a calm slice of life snapshot to a funny episode to a gory end makes this rollercoast...

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    A good thing about the book is that all the stories have a twist in the end This makes them very interesting to read However, there are many instances where the sentences are too long, the story starts drifting and the reader then tends to lose the track of things.

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