Originally published in Tamil, portrays the ordeals by the Indian woman with an uncommon sensitivity. The protagonist sita is forced into marrying a playboy millionaraire sukumaran. She holds out with determination and he deals with his married life with distant dignity a la epic ravana. Giridhar, an idealistic social activist, flits across the canvas with a Rama like visage. Sundara kaandam is riveting narrative marked by empathy and perceptiveness.
Translated from the Tamil by