Portable Roots is a transcreation of a Tamil novel Ini (which means ""Hereafter"") written in 1993, reflecting on what makes a country, city or village, 'home'. The novel tells the story of a Tamil family, buffeted by the stormy waters of an alien culture. It is about the clash of cultures between the generation that moved from India to the U,S. and those who were born there and spent their early, impressionable years in a different culture. It touches upon the yawning gap between the generations, and the frail bridge that only love can build. In the ruthless tug of war between tradition and the brave new world of the future, who will win? This is the dilemma that involves the reader in a thought-provoking modern drama.
A fast paced novel, it dwells on the web of human relationship, their fragile transience and unassailable strengths.
A multi-faceted personality, Sivasankari writes in Tamil, and has contributed to its literature for the last four decades in the form of novels, short stories, novellas, travelogues, and biographies. Her works have been widely translated into other Indian languages, English, Ukrainian and Japanese. She is the winner of many literary awards.
SIVASANKARI has participated in the International Writing Program at Lowa, USA in 1986. She was honoured as one of the fifty Women Who's Made India by the magazine Femina in 1997 and was selected as the Woman of the Year 2000 by the International Women's Association. She has been invited to give lectures by various universities in India, the US, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, etc.
|Book:||Portable Roots - A Saga Of The Tamil Diaspora|
|Author:||Rekha Shetty Sivasankari|
|Publisher:||Bibliophile South Asia|
|Number of Pages:||263|
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