The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Volume 1

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Selected and translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy

Edited by Rakesh Khanna

400 pages paperback, 

Mad scientists! Desperate housewives! Murderous robots! Scandalous starlets! Sordid, drug-fueled love affairs! This anthology features seventeen stories by ten best-selling authors of Tamil crime, romance, science fiction, and detective stories, none of them ever before translated into English, along with reproductions of wacky cover art and question-and-answer sessions with some of the authors. Grab a masala vadai, sit back and enjoy!

"Possibly the most significant contribution to Indian writing this year"-- Vijay Nambisan, Deccan Herald

"There are two reasons to buy this book. One, it's a wonderful read and two, it's the best-produced paperback in the history of Indian Publishing"-- Mukul Kesavan, Outlook Magazine

Includes 17 stories by 10 bestselling Tamil authors, translated into English for the first time

Including detective fiction heavyweights Subha and Pattukkottai Prabakar; Rajesh Kumar, the world's most prolific living author of fiction (with over 1750 novels to his credit); Ramanichandran, queen of romance and the all-time bestselling author in Tamil; and many more!

Also available as eBook

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