Authored By: T. V. Reddy
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 156||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
This is a collection of short stories written over a period of more than two decades by T. Vasudeva Reddy, the well-known poet, critic and novelist of international repute. Stories published in reputed journals over the period and a few fresh stories now appear in the present collection. As a short story writer he has carved a special niche for him in the choice of themes and in the portrayal of real life situations alive with the virtue of credibility in plot and characterization. His stories present a judicious balance of the old and the new worlds, the realistic and the imaginary. Within the restricted limits of short story TVReddy with the skill of a gifted writer exposes the shallowness and superstition, vanities and false values that mostly constitute the play of modern life with the device of veiled satire. The varied threads - social and economic, secular and spiritual, sentimental and psychological, rural and urban, the realistic and the satirical- are deftly woven into a unified fictional structure yielding a strong texture of a beautiful fabric of short story. What is remarkable in TVR’s stories is the message that springs naturally at the end of each story and it is this aspect of lasting message that invests his stories with the great durable virtue of readability. Undoubtedly it is a matter of sheer delight to read these short stories of TVR which aim at promoting human values.
Dr. T. Vasudeva Reddy, born in Dec. 1943 in a village near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, did M.A in English in 1966 and got Ph.D. for his thesis on the novels of Jane Austen. He worked as Lecturer, Reader and U.G.C. National Fellow & Visiting Professor, and retired as Principal of Govt. Degree College in 2001. He received the Awards of International Eminent Poet in 1987, Hon. D. Litt. from the WAAC, San Francisco in 1988, Best Teacher Award at the College & University level from the Govt. of A.P. in 1990, Best Poetry award for his third poetry book The Fleeting Bubbles from Michael Madhusudan Dutt Academy, Calcutta in 1994, the prestigious U.G.C Award of National Fellowship in 1998 and ‘Excellence in World Poetry’ Award for the year 2009. His biography figures in the American Biographical Institute (N. Carolina, U.S.A), International Biographical Institute (Cambridge), Reference India & Asia (New Delhi) and Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi). He is a renowned poet, critic & novelist of international repute. He has authored 12 poetry books, 2 novels, 3 critical books and a book of grammar in English. 3 critical works have been published on him. M.Phil. and Ph.D. theses have been produced on his works. Now he is the Hon. President of GIEWEC (The Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics).