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The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Vol. 1 [Kindle Edition]

Rakesh Khanna , Pritham K. Chakravarthy

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Book Description

Mad scientists! Desperate housewives! Murderous robots! Scandalous starlets! Sordid, drug-fueled love affairs! This anthology features seventeen stories by ten best-selling authors of Tamil crime, romance, science fiction, and detective stories, none of them ever before translated into English, along with reproductions of wacky cover art and question-and-answer sessions with some of the authors. Grab a masala vadai, sit back and enjoy!

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6273 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blaft Publications (1 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GWE5N2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #750,077 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying a guilty pleasure from my childhood... 11 July 2014
By kn_s - Published on
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ok could even give it five stars -- so much lighthearted drama and intrigue. The equivalent of the Perry Mason detective genre and sci-fi pulp -- and the few modern day selections are so fun too. I appreciated it because my tamil reading is at 1st grade level and not up to even reading these pulp magazine serials -- my brothers or mom would read excerpts to me from their favorites occasionally and I have fond memories of those few stories. Loved reading the more literature class translations like ponniyin selvan which were translated in the 90s and 2000s and super delighted to find this trove.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Effort 12 Feb. 2013
By Ranga Kandadai - Published on
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I have always wanted to be able to share in the stories read by my mother and other relatives and friends in Chennai. This anthology was a great opportunity to participate in that world. The introduction is insightful and enjoyable as are the translations. The English of the translations was crisp and clean; I felt that it must be honest to the language of the original stories. The translator and editor have made clear that they only chose 'pulp fiction,' so we must wait for another anthology if we are looking for the 'semi-literary' or for 'socially conscious literature.' I found some stories were quite gripping and some a bit too simple, but all gave me a look into the fictional world of the Tamil magazine.
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