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சிதம்பர நினைவுகள்

Balachandran Chullikkadu

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The book begins in Chidambaram, with empathy for an aged couple in the temple courtyard. The same observational (at times voyeuristic) perspective marks succeeding chapters, where we step into interior spaces of mists and shadows.Midway through theMoreThe book begins in Chidambaram, with empathy for an aged couple in the temple courtyard. The same observational (at times voyeuristic) perspective marks succeeding chapters, where we step into interior spaces of mists and shadows.Midway through the book we realise that this notion of a location shift is another illusion.The inner and the outer are one. Agitational experiences — whether of forcing his wife to abort their first child, or the chilling glimpse of the desired woman stretched out for lancing in the morgue — undergo a catharsis in tranquil recollections.The writers encounter with Sivaji Ganesan surprises you by its excessively adulatory tone. You wonder how a mind that revels in such theatricality can respond to the cosmic grief vibrant in the poems of Kidangarai Srivatsan, moving us even in piecemeal quotations.The writer records encounters with women of easy virtue- prostitutes on beach and bus stand, flirtations, adulterous women in chaste settings. Nothing mawkish here, certainly nothing sensational.What stands out in this book is the compassion for fellow beings, and for the lost self within each one of us.