A folk tale woven genteelly around
a sacred bonding between a father
and his adopted son.
This young lad spends his childhood,
in a tranquil and warm abode in the forest,
with his mother and father.
His perspectives of life, are beautifully
sown through long, quiet hours,
spent sitting with his father.
It is these soulful precious moments
that lend him his source of
strength and resilience.
Alas…his world is shattered!
His father’s death leaves him
utterly bereft of all hope.
Leaving behind him this powerful world,
where only deceit, greed, envy,
and hate reign, he runs fiercely taring
into the dark on his tedious long journey.
About the Author:
Born in Pallathur, a village in Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu, Rama Thiruvudayan has authored four works in 6 publications, 1 language, and 29 library holdings.
Anandhiyam – book of poems.
Held by 11 World Cat member libraries worldwide, OCLC number 85822072.
Pon Makhoolam – book of poems.
Held by 10 World Cat member libraries worldwide, OCLC number 123456383.
Poondhen – Fiction.
Held by 6 World Cat member libraries worldwide, OCLC number 611557217.
Novelette written with the dialect of Sivagangai Dist., Tamil Nadu
Kurangatti – Fiction.
Held by 2 World Cat member libraries worldwide, OCLC number 641463535.
National Library Of Australia.
University Of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Modern Library Within Merton Civic Centre, London.
Dedication: Goutam Ghose launched into documentaries, group theatre and photo journalism in 1973. His documentary, Hungry Autumn won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival. Since then Ghose has produced several documentaries on personalities like Ustad Bismillah Khan, Satyajit Ray and HH Dalai Lama, in addition to ten feature films and a number of advertisement, corporate and short films. He has won fifteen National Awards, besides Filmfare Awards and a number of international awards like Silver Balloon. Nantes Film Festival, UNESCO Award at Venice, Golden Semurg at Tashkent, Fipresci Award and Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival. He is the only Indian to win the coveted Vittori Di Sica Award and was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of Italian Solidarity in 2008