Oru Kaveriyai Pole
By Thiripurasundari 'Lakshmi'
Translated into English as Ripples in the River by Mrs Indira Ananthakrishnan
Oru Kaveriyai Pole is based mainly on the encounters of a South African-born Indian girl, who visits India and is treated to a chain of ordeals which impairs her visit around her native country and people. This novel has been acclaimed as one of the best contemporary novels in modern Tamil Literature, for its realism, narrative power, artistic presentation and deep insight into the life of Tamils in South Africa. It won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984.
About the Author
Dr Thirupurasundari popularly known as Lakshmi started writing when she was fourteen. Despite her busy medical profession in South Africa, she had written more than a hundred novels and thousands of short stories, besides articles on various subjects including medicine.