“Did you get a chance to read the book?” asks author-diplomat T.S. Tirumurti, whose second novel Chennaivaasi is now on bookstore displays. You’re wary of T. S. Tirumurti’s Chennaivaasi when you pick it up. Even though Shashi Tharoor’s praise for the book on the front cover begs. Buy Chennai vaasi men t-shirts at Made for madras collection. Tamil urban street wear brand. Easy return. Cod available across india.

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The short sentence at the end of chapters maximises the impact. They preferred short sentences.

Tirumurti’s ‘Chennaivaasi’ is a charming read

Because even if you don’t get the inside jokes about veshtis and Vedic chants, this is a book definitely written in a good muhurtham. The story is about the circumstances vaais the break up of a joint family, he argues. What did he like in the story? We are sure that with this book, Dhennai finds a permanent place in the expanding group of professionals that manages to find the time for creative writing.

Deborah’s mother describes her visit to Kotel, the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

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Retrieved 10 Jan Mahabodhi Centre Thousand Lights Mosque. Countdown To Elections Results. We can walk around in everyday chappalsand not worry that people will mistake us, he says.

First, it is ‘Paati’ in Clive Avenue. He reacts with diplomatic restraint, but is clearly pleased.

The day fair was held at St. Many book sellers and distributors got affected as their valuable stocks were damaged in the floods. Narayan’s view vaasl one of English literature’s underlying qualities was understatement has had a bearing on Tirumurti’s writing. June 8,1: Tirumurti couldn’t have chosen the title of his book better. If it is ‘Clive Avenue’, the road where it all happens, it is Sundarithe ancestral house in the case of Chennaivaasi.

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Also, some of the characters could have perhaps done with a little more attention: A great address to have. The author’s upbringing and grounding in his own milieu obviously affect both novels, which are, in this sense, autobiographical.

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The story happens in a Tamil Brahmin Tambram milieu, again. Both the Tamil and Chennai voices are heard loud in both this books. Arbuthnot Bank Crash Besant v. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first four editions of the book cnennai were held in the Madrasa-i-Azam school. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat So who is a Chennaivaasi? Retrieved 6 June Cehnnai families in both books are close-knit, and the extended circle of uncles, chennai, neighbours, friends, domestic help and members of the community make their voices heard in direct proportion to their importance in the stories.

The fair had over stalls representing most major publishing companies in India and was held for 13 days. The edition was organized at the Woodlands Drive-In restaurant.

Tuesday 11 DecemberMizoram Assembly Elections Just when Amma looks like she might soften, she dies. This simple way of life has to go with a certain higher way of thinking. Read this book for its engaging characters, its quirky humour, its depiction of a modern love story that begins by clashing with tradition but ends, like any two ‘Chennaivaasi’s, by happily co-existing.


I can’t boast of shifting continents and cultures bok an attempt to win over my in-laws, as Deborah does in ‘Chennaivaasi’, but I did identify with situations and emotions on almost every page.

The Jewish girl who embraces Chennai life qualifies too, albeit as an extreme example. This is familiar ground, a natural choice when he had another story to tell. Mathew has also organized an annual book fair for students. Anyone in the book, he says tentatively.

Chennaivaasi takes off from where Clive Avenue left off, not in the sense of being a sequel but with the Madras Chennai and TamBrahm setting remaining intact.

As a Director in the Foreign Service, stationed in New Delhi betweenit was the busiest time of his career, and T. Initially, the chronological to-ing and fro-ing is a bit confusing but I soon got used to that. In ChennaivaasiDeborah is rooted in her strong Jewish upbringing but goes the extra mile to learn the ways of the traditions of the TamBrahm community.

Tirumurti showed promise as a bokk in his youth when his short story was chosen as one among the hundred best in Asia in a contest organised by Asiaweek in the s. The 39th edition of Chennai Book Fair was not conducted in January due to the flood happened in Dec