Here I am
Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Translated into English, Translations
Here I am ()
Author: P Sathyavathi
Publisher: Ratna Sagar
Original Language: Telegu
Award Category: Translated into English, Translations
About the Book:
Sathyavathi’s stories explore the lives of a vast swathe of women – middle-class women yearning for economic independence, space and identity; women affected by migration, whether from rural areas to cities or from a metropolis to some dream world in the USA; young women fleeing from rural agricultural crises to become housemaids, wage labourers and construction workers in towns. Often, women from these several categories populate one story and the reader gets a glimpse of the commonality of women’s condition across race, class and caste. Mirroring the effects of globalization and cataclysmic changes in moral values and social behaviour – leading to devaluation of women – Sathyavathi brings the reader face to face with daily lived experiences in a narrative that is neither rhetorical nor verbose.
About the Author:
P. Sathyavathi became well known with her prize-winning story ‘Glasu Pagilindi’ in 1977. Illalakagaane (Quest for Identity), a volume of stories, won her the Chaso award and established her as a leading feminist writer in Telugu. Later, she received the Rangavalli award and Telugu University award, among many other prestigious awards.
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