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Brainless Women

‘Brainless Women’ is considered the first Malayalam short story that got published in a woman’s name. No other information is available on its author, M. Saraswathi Bai. The story was first published in April 1911, in Bhashaposhini, Book XV, Volume…

The seer

The festival on Thirumandham Hill was at its peak. The sacred deity was being ceremoniously carried forth. Seven elephants, a traditional orchestra of five types of instruments, and a milling crowd. The sun blazed off the gilded head dresses of…

Charu’s Story

“Two people in one person”, said Charu to her husband Jayan. In the few days of his acquaintance with his wife, Jayan recognised this for the start of a long harangue. But he did not express his confusion. Jayan was…

Memory’s Vein

Her voice was like the scrape of rusted steel. A dark purple vein on her withered neck stood out as if to brandish a war cry. The old lady adjusted her glasses and with no particular introduction, asked: Do you…

Her House

He had only removed the bolt on the huge iron gates. It parted in two with a strange noise – much like the tortured sob of an assaulted woman, he thought. In the large front yard laid in concrete were…

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