Re: On Vaddera Chandidas

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@quark.dayton.net)
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 13:21:48 -0400 (EDT)


On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Ramarao, Ram wrote:

> It is the story of a large number of
> students at Osmania University during the period of Emergency, written
> almost like a diary, and it is the most authentic of such works I have
> seen either in Telugu or English (of course I do not know of anything
> that even comes close to it in Telugu where as a recent work in English

	There is a novel by naveen called cheekaTi-rOjulu, based on the
real life experiences of a lecturer incarcerated during the emergency.

> by Rohinton Mistri, "A fine balance", tried to depict the fate of four
> characters in Bombay during the Emergency period; while well-written, I
> found its tone highly pessimistic - everything goes wrong to every
> character). 

	I felt the same way too.

	Regards		-- Chowdary