Author: Nitin Kushalappa MP
Dakshin is a collection of 15 stories of fancy imagination and creative possibilities. These tales, as the author states right in the beginning, have either been translated from one of the Dravidian languages or have been converted into prose from the free verse of the songs. The stories from Coonoor, Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar, Channapatna and Kodagu are interesting as a genuine flavour of the local culture is evident in the narrative. Written passionately, these short tales might or might not be true yet it has a sense of nostalgia. For those who hail from the southern part of our beautiful nation, these stories might serve as ‘homecoming’. Recommended read!
Plus point: The cover is magnificent and the illustrations add life to the stories!
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