How Mohanaswamy found its readers
Literature by Srinath PerurJun 03, 2017
It is safe to assume
that any book of significance is hard to bring into the world. Even so, Kannada
writer Vasudhendra’s collection of short stories Mohanaswamy has
had a particularly precarious journey to publication. The year in which it was
published, 2013, began with the author taking a bus from Hospet to the nearby
Tungabhadra dam with the intention of drowning himself. His nerve failed and he
returned. “Courage is not always a good thing,” he says, quite cheerfully, w
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is the author of the travelogue If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai and the translator of Vivek Shanbhag’s Ghachar Ghochar.
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