The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction – Vol. 3


6 novellas from 6 authors, all originally written in Tamil and presented here in English for the first time.

Tamil is one of the oldest languages still in regular use on the planet, it is spoken by more than 80,000,000 people, and it has a rich literary tradition that can be traced back more than 2,000 years. Importantly, Tamil speakers also have a rich tradition of independently published pulp fiction that spans from the early part of the 1900s through to today. Many important works of Tamil literature have been translated in to English and other languages, but this collection represents the first example of Popular Fiction being made available in English. It’s a wonderful collection.

These books are imported directly from the publisher in India. They had  long journey getting here and may have minor shelf wear as a result.

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Selected and translated by Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, Rakesh Khanna, V. Vinod, and Nirmal Rajagopalan

The doyens of Tamil Pulp Fiction bring you SIX short novels of LOVE… CRIME… and INTERSTELLAR TERROR!

“White Rose, Black Cat” by Rajesh Kumar. In the middle of the night, a young woman jumps over a compound wall and is found half-conscious in the garden of a prominent judge. Can the police department solve the mystery?

“Look Out, Narendran!” by Subha. A mad bomber blows up Mambakkam police station, and threatens that the Taj Mahal will be next. Can Narendran and Vaijayanthi stop him?

“Shabaash, Susheela!” by Pattukkottai Prabakar. A woman who claims to have powers of ESP walks into the offices of Moonlight Detective Agencies and says she has foreseen a murder.

“At the Peak” by Indra Soundar Rajan. Sai has had enough of the life of organized crime. He’s found love, and he wants to go straight… But Vedachalam, his boss, won’t let him get out of it so easy.

“A Stream in the Desert” by Kanchana Jeyathilagar. A woman travels from Chennai to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to explore the mystery of how her brother died.

“Operation Nova” by Tamilmagan. A large-canvas science fiction story about people being abducted from Earth to join a utopian civilization on the planet Gleise 581b, 50 light years away.