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Nelycinda & Other Stories

Susan Visvanathan

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A collection of fourteen stories, Nelycinda & other stories, presents a woman's perspective of society thriving on trade and business. Lyrical and poignant, these stories take us to a world infested with the aroma of spices. The world was always opaque and something about the nearness of the sea made it more so. Susa began her day with the smal...lness of things, sea sand, which appeared as dull as the day, and the colours in the translucent shells, each catching the first light of the morning. How curious that the sand and salt and the ambitions of the sea creatures could create these colours. She walked to the seaside, wishing that the fisher people were about, but they had dived for pearls earlier than was usual that morning because of the impending storm. A great silence filled the ocean that brought to her the occasional screech of birds wheeling, and the whorls of the sea shells which produced their own sounds. Prison was a place which enclosed one and brought the world much closer by what one could imagine. It was where silence was the only companion, where the routines of the day allowed one to build a small world based entirely on ones thoughts. It was the shelter of the moment to work with the grandeur of the unseen. Imprisoned by the minutes, and allowed to fly when the tasks were completed. She looked at the beach, for the inlets were full of birds and moss and climbing purple flowers, and that was where she would go. To the river that, in its sureness of the life of the people, would bring her conversations and the calm of everyday tasks. About the author Susan Visvanathan is Professor of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is the author of The Christians of Kerala; Friendship, Interiority and Mysticism; and The Children of Nature. Her books of fiction include Something Barely Remembered, The Visiting Moon, Phosphorous and Stone, and The Seine at Noon.

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Author

  • Susan Visvanathan is Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 1983 till 1997 she was Lecturer in Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi.

    She was Fellow Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, from 1989 to 1992; Honorary Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, from 1990 to 1995; Charles Wallace Fellow to Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1997; Visiting Professor to Maison des Sciences de L’ Hommes, Paris, in 2004, and is consultant editor, Contributions to Indian Society.

    She is the author of The Christians of Kerala, An Ethnography of Mysticism, Structure and Transformation andFriendship, Interiority and Mysticism. Her works of fiction include Something Barely Remembered, The Visiting Moon, Phosphorous and Stone and The Seine at Noon.

ISBN
9788186939666
Binding
Paperback
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/07/12
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Susan Visvanathan is Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 1983 till 1997 she was Lecturer in Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi.

    She was Fellow Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, from 1989 to 1992; Honorary Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, from 1990 to 1995; Charles Wallace Fellow to Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1997; Visiting Professor to Maison des Sciences de L’ Hommes, Paris, in 2004, and is consultant editor, Contributions to Indian Society.

    She is the author of The Christians of Kerala, An Ethnography of Mysticism, Structure and Transformation andFriendship, Interiority and Mysticism. Her works of fiction include Something Barely Remembered, The Visiting Moon, Phosphorous and Stone and The Seine at Noon.

ISBN
9788186939666
Binding
Paperback
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/07/12
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Susan Visvanathan is Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 1983 till 1997 she was Lecturer in Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi.

    She was Fellow Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, from 1989 to 1992; Honorary Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, from 1990 to 1995; Charles Wallace Fellow to Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1997; Visiting Professor to Maison des Sciences de L’ Hommes, Paris, in 2004, and is consultant editor, Contributions to Indian Society.

    She is the author of The Christians of Kerala, An Ethnography of Mysticism, Structure and Transformation andFriendship, Interiority and Mysticism. Her works of fiction include Something Barely Remembered, The Visiting Moon, Phosphorous and Stone and The Seine at Noon.

ISBN
9788186939666
Binding
Paperback
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/07/12
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Susan Visvanathan is Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 1983 till 1997 she was Lecturer in Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi.

    She was Fellow Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, from 1989 to 1992; Honorary Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, from 1990 to 1995; Charles Wallace Fellow to Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1997; Visiting Professor to Maison des Sciences de L’ Hommes, Paris, in 2004, and is consultant editor, Contributions to Indian Society.

    She is the author of The Christians of Kerala, An Ethnography of Mysticism, Structure and Transformation andFriendship, Interiority and Mysticism. Her works of fiction include Something Barely Remembered, The Visiting Moon, Phosphorous and Stone and The Seine at Noon.

ISBN
9788186939666
Binding
Paperback
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/07/12
Publisher
Roli Books