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doc ´ The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol I ↠ Paperback Read ò Fiction South Asia Studies Mad scientists Hard boiled detectives Vengeful goddesses Murderous robots Scandalous starlets Drug fuelled love affairs This anthology features seventeen stories by ten best selling authors of TamilHology features seventeen stories by ten best selling authors of Tamil crime romance science fiction and detective stories none of them ever before transla Posted from my blog collection covers a wide range of genres so there is something for everyone who likes pulp My favorites were Matchstick Number One by Rajesh Kumar a tale about family and political corruption The Rebirth of Jeeva by Indra Soundar Rajan a college student on a field trip discovers the truth about her past life Dim Lights Blazing Hearts by Ramanichandran a sort of Pride and Prejudice love story where the woman makes assumptions and acts on stereotypes and Sweetheart Please Die by Pattukkottai Prabakar a mystery about a college student's disappearanceThis anthology is a brilliant piece of translation and selection and there really is something for everyone I have a few complaints about the featured stories themselves First the selection seems to primarily focus on crime and detective fiction which make up a majority of the book This is probably because of the overwhelming abundance of crime fiction published but I appreciated the other genres presented I am excited to read the second volume in which it seems non crime stories are includedThe second is that these stories like pulp novels everywhere are written for a mass audience and therefore leave something to be desired in their treatment of women and depiction of South Indian culture I was freuently annoyed by the non seuitur sexual references the passivity of some of the female characters and the way that conservative stereotypes were considered to be the norm The worst example of this was in the first story Subha's Hurricane Vaij in which the male lead is concerned with somehow getting his hand onto his girlfriend's breast than with paying attention to what the villain is saying The worst part about this scene is that the female lead is pretending to be unconscious so she cannot react to what her partner is doing Besides this incident there are many other examples where the stories made me uncomfortable because of the treatment of women or for other social and cultural reasonsDespite this I would encourage you to read the book these are extremely popular stories and it's important to experience the phenomenon that has been rendered in English for the first time And after all it is an anthology you can always skip to another story if you don't like the one you're reading

Rakesh Khanna é The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol I pdf

Ted into English along with reproductions of wacky cover art and uestion and answer sessions with some of the authors Grab a masala vadai sit back and enjo Classic A thoroughly enjoying read and one of the best English Tamil translations I have read in a long time

eBook ☆ The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol I é Rakesh Khanna

The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol IFiction South Asia Studies Mad scientists Hard boiled detectives Vengeful goddesses Murderous robots Scandalous starlets Drug fuelled love affairs This ant In my immediate family my dad is the only one with the reading proficiency to read Tamil literature with multiple shelves devoted to his novel collection and active subscription to the websites of Tamil lit magazines like Ananda Vikatan and Thugla I'm at the reading level where I can only attempt reading the titles on the covers so it's not really a hobbyinterest that we've been able to discuss and share as a family But I just really personally liked that this book helped us bridge that language divide I was able to talk to my father about Tamil lit for the first time ever and although it's been a while since he's read some of these authors it was just really nice to be able to share this moment with him So yes a lot of these plots were wild reminiscent of like B movie Tamil movie plots but this was the first time I actually even read anything translated to English from Tamil and I had this warm feeling of familiarity while reading Many of the stories were crime stories full of hard boiled detectives and those are not super interesting to me but I hope the other volumes in this collection have other genre fiction as I'd love to read of the romance and science fictionfantasy stories The one story I really really enjoyed was Dim Lights Blazing Hearts by Ramanichandran which was a contemporary ish dated 1997 romance that felt very Austenian with misunderstandings class differences and a delicate yet lovely development of Feelings after the female protag rejects her love interest