Karukku – Book

Series nameLakshmi Holmström: 2000s

Extract photographed from book copy of Karukku, the front cover reads “Translated from the Tamil original by Lakshmi Holmström”. Published by Macmillan India Limited, 2000. In Chennai, India. First published in Tamil in 1992. Part of the “Dalit writing in translation” series. Photographed: Project and Series Editor’s Note by Mini Krishnan; Introduction by Holmström; Author’s Preface by Bama (1992); Chapter 1; Afterword by Bama (2000); Glossary; Titles in this Series.

Date of Creation / Publication2000
CreatorBama, Lakshmi Holmström
Associated Person/ OrganisationLakshmi Holmström
LocationChennai, India
Collection and Reference NumberLakshmi Holmström Collection (GB 2661 LH)
Catalogue NumberLH/BK/2000/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThese were part of a collection donated by Mark Holmström in 2017. The original materials can be accessed at the SADAA Archive.
Series notesThis is part of a collection of original Tamil literature and published works by prominent writers translated into English by Lakshmi Holmström.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Lakshmi Holmström Collection covers the period 1985 to 2016. Includes several books, handwritten and typed annotated manuscripts, correspondence, press articles and flyers. Issues and themes explore the Sri Lankan civil war, caste domination, Dalit feminism, social and gender discrimination, cultural identity, religion, and political conflict. Published works featured are Karukku by Bama (aka Bama Faustina Soosairaj), In A Forest, A Deer by C.S. Lakshmi (pseudonym Ambai), Lost Evenings, Lost Lives by various, Wild Girls, Wicked Words by Malathi Maithri, Salma, Kutti Revathi and Sukirtharani, Cheran: In a Time of Burning by Cheran Rudramoorthy.
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