Sere life in Ashokamitranâ€™s Novel â€˜Waterâ€™: An Eco-Critical Study
A work of art defends itself with a purpose when it emerges into existence as it derives its purpose from the society out of which it comes. Water is one such work of art which is considered a masterpiece since it was published for the first time. It had been serialised in literary magazine â€˜Kanaiyazhiâ€™ and then published as a short novel in the year, 1973. Ashokamitranâ€™s second novel Thanneer was translated to English with the title, â€˜Waterâ€™ by Lakshmi Holmstrom. Ashokamitranâ€™s works are widely read and inspire young minds also because of his simple and straight language narration. His stories, characters and setting were derived from his life experiences. A common thing in his novels is characters who wish to involve in film industry. The author had won a number of literary awards including Sahithya kademy award in 1996 Tamilnadu government award and â€˜Ilakkiya Chinthanaiâ€™ award. This novel â€˜Waterâ€™ has become a classic in contemporary Tamil literary canon.
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