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Koorakal : Collection of Short Stories

By Edasseri, Harikumar

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Book Id: WPLBN0002828947
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Reproduction Date: 9/30/2013

Title: Koorakal : Collection of Short Stories  
Author: Edasseri, Harikumar
Volume:
Language: Malayalam
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Adventure
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Short Stories
Historic
Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: Harikumar Edasseri

Description
The story Koorakal is about a middle class family. A wife, husband and two children. The unwilling wife is forced to terminate her third pregnancy much to her wishes, since their financial background does not allow them to have one more child. She is in a dilemma, and finally had to give in.

Summary
Koorakal (The Cockroaches)is the first collection of short stories of the author. The story Koorakal has been made into a tele-film by Doordarsan the national TV channel. The stories in this collection reflects the first phase of writing of E. Harikumar when he was enamored with painting and sculpture. The stories can better be interpreted in this background.

Excerpt
It’s the conscience that troubles me, she thought. I now have a guilty conscience. But it has got to be done. There is no other go. These days you have to live, and live happily too, for which, at least, you have to pay a deaf ear to this beat of the wings. You will be happy tomorrow when memory of this nightmare ceases to haunt you. We should bring our children back, she thought. I am missing them very much. Fifteen days seemed longer, and I can’t stand this solitude any more. I should have them around me. .........She overslept, and when woke up sunray crept into the room. On the floor she saw the dead cockroaches, hundreds of them lying on their back. She thought of the crumbled leaves which fall dry in the cold winter mornings from trees in her native home, and of her mother who passed away years back, and of her children, and of the tiny particle of life brewing in her womb, which was deprived of its right to exist, and she was sad. (Koorakal)

Table of Contents
Stories: Koorakal Unakkamarangal Parunthukal Vattomchuttumbol Sisiram Iruttilude Mazhayulla Oru Rathriyil Kariyaduppu Iruttinte Makal Madhuvidhu Njan Ninnil Ninakkuvendi Vellakkuthirayude Rajakumaran Daivam Jnjaniyavunnu

 

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