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The Defiant Jungle

Indian Writing

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Title(Eng)

The Defiant Jungle

Author

Pages

206

Year Published

2009

Format

Paperback

Imprint

Thrumming with cicadas and honeybees, bristling with bamboo and tamarind and redolent of heady iluppai and poovarasu blossoms, here comes a saga set in the dark lushness of erstwhile Thanjavur. The Defiant Jungle leads the reader on a breathtaking trail into the heart of an unspoilt South Indian wilderness, even as Singapore-returned Chidambaram hacks his way in to set up a sugar factory, bracing for battle with his inner demons.Shot through with a quiet verdant wisdom, Vasantha Surya’s translation of Sa Kandasamy’s haunting first novel Saayavanam evokes an entire ecosystem − and the mixed motives of those who mount an audacious assault on it − in fine textured detail.A novel of rare insight, wit and pastoral vision without parallel in modern Tamil literature.