Sere life in Ashokamitran’s Novel ‘Water’: An Eco-Critical Study

  • M. Vinothkumar PhD Research Scholar Department of English Thiruvalluvar University Serkadu, India
  • Dr. V. Peruvalluthi Professor of English Department of English Thiruvalluvar University Serkadu, India

Abstract

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 ‘Kanaiyazhi’ and then published as a short novel in the year, 1973. Ashokamitran’s second novel Thanneer was translated to English with the title, ‘Water’ by Lakshmi Holmstrom. Ashokamitran’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 ‘Ilakkiya Chinthanai’ award. This novel ‘Water’ has become a classic in contemporary Tamil literary canon. 

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Mitran, Ashoka. Water. Chennai: Kalachuvadu Publications, 2017. Print.
Kesigan, Puliyur. Tholkappiyam (Ezhuthu-Sol-Porul). Saradha Pathippagam, 2016.
Glotfelty, Cheryll, and Harold Fromm. The Eco criticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. U of Georgia P, 1996.
How to Cite
VINOTHKUMAR, M.; PERUVALLUTHI, Dr. V.. Sere life in Ashokamitran’s Novel ‘Water’: An Eco-Critical Study. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 8, jan. 2020. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <http://ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10321>. Date accessed: 06 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i1.10321.