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    Konkani : A Tale of a Phoenix

    November 10, 2017

    The Portuguese who conquered Goa in 1510, in connivance with the missionaries, destroyed whatever literature existed prior to the 16th century. During the early years of conversions, the missionaries overzealously…

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S.Anuradha, a financial journalist has just published her first novel, ‘The Friendless God’. Set against the backdrop of Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the protagonist Kodanda is a seeker struggling to free…

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Aswati Sasikumar

Born in 1991 at Vellathooval in Idukki district of Kerala, Aswati Sasikumar is an electronics engineer by profession. Started writing from school days, Aswati’s first story collection, Josepinte Manam (The Smell of Joseph) received Kendreeya Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2017. She is also a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, Kakanadan puraskaram, Vaikom Muhammed Bashir award, Kadha Magazine award, etc Her latest short story collection Kannu (Eye) will be released shortly.

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Thus Spake…

When the postcolonial Indian society for decades have crudely practiced  what sociolinguists term as ‘ subtractive bilingualism’- where the acquisition of a second language is at the cost of the first language, (more…)

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