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Described in the travelogue are Tirumurti and his wife’s experiences of the day trek to “a land where mountains, religions, myths, a vast tableland and rarefied air merge. Get Tirumurti talking on Madras and he tells you that Madras hasn’t been taken away entirely from Chennai.

Tirumurti’s ‘Chennaivaasi’ is a charming read

Mahabodhi Centre Thousand Lights Mosque. Initially, the chronological to-ing and fro-ing is a bit confusing but I soon got used to that. In the final analysis, it is people who make a city what it is. A great address to have.

Chennaivaasi takes off from where Clive Avenue left off, not in the sense of being a sequel but with the Madras Chennai and TamBrahm setting remaining intact. He himself lived for 20 years near Kasturi Ranga Road, off Dr. Five years on, still no power from Udangudi.


We begin with the setting s and style. The day fair was held at St.

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The first book, Clive Avenue was autobiographical, he says. This article is closed for comments. He resumed his interest in writing again only in the late s when he wrote a travelogue, Kissing the Heavens: The fair is usually held between the last week of December and the third week of January.

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A city for simple living

Familiar ground This is familiar ground, a natural choice when he had another story to tell. Tirumurti couldn’t have chosen the title of his book better.

June 8,1: When the two go out to the Park Sheraton for their first outing, she surprises the US-educated Rajan when she orders chicken tikka and has a smoke.

As a Director in the Foreign Service, stationed in New Delhi betweenit was the busiest time of his career, and T. In ChennaivaasiDeborah is rooted in her strong Jewish upbringing but goes the extra mile to learn the ways of the traditions of the TamBrahm community.

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But in the ten years since the second was conceived, work took precedence, and Tirumurti could write only in his spare time. Tirumurti showed promise as a writer in his youth when his short story was chosen as one among the hundred best in Asia in a contest organised by Asiaweek in the s.

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The Chennai Book Fair is considered to be one of the biggest events in the Chennai cultural calendar along with the Chennai music season. This is familiar ground, a natural choice dhennai he had another story to tell.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Tirumurti’s debut novel whetted his appetite for writing. Regular debates, contests and speeches are held at the venue. But in that time he gave it everything he had; he once wrote for six hours at a stretch during a transit stop at the London airport after he was done attending meetings and tying up loose ends.

His story is equally about Chennai as the people who live there, about what makes a ‘Chennaivaasi’ and how to become one.