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TT Sreekumar

TT Sreekumar

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KR Meera: The Language of Metaphor

KR Meera and Abhirami Girija Sriram in conversation TT Sreekumar

KR Meera’s Sooryane Aninja Oru Sthree, pulsating with themes of Biblical allusions, myth and martyrdom, brings alive the tale of Jezebel. The novel scrutinises the micro politics of contemporary Kerala and confronts the hypocrisy of patriarchal interpretation of myth and history. Editor and translator Abhirami Girija Sriram and her co-translator K.S. Bijukumar’s English rendition of this profound text is to be released next year. In a conversation with TT Sreekumar, they discuss their process of writing and translating this crucial and transformative work which brings alive the female voice muted through generations.