Urban Realism in Tamil Short Fiction: The Stories of D. Dilip Kumar presented by Dr. Martha Selby
The Yadunandan Center for India Studies will be presenting a talk by Dr. Martha Selby (UT Austin) who will be discussing and providing a reading of the Tamil short stories of D. Dilip Kumar in translation.
Martha Ann Selby is a Ralph B. Thomas Regents Professor and Chair of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Grow Long, Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India (Oxford, 2000), The Circle of Six Seasons: Poems from Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Old Tamil (Penguin, 2003), and Tamil Love Poetry: The Five Hundred Short Poems of the Ainnkurunuru (Columbia, 2011). Tamil Love Poetry was awarded the A. K. Ramanujan Translation Prize in March, 2014. Her current research interests are in the fields of classical Sanskrit medical literature and Tamil literature from all periods. She most recently held a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship to translate the short fiction of Tamil author D. Dilip Kumar.
Dr. Selby will be including some readings from her translations of Kumar’s short stories during the presentation.