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Today's 'Weekend Reading' features - the story of Tamil Brahmans, and interview with Hindi fiction writer Ved Prakash Sharma and the world of author Vivian Gornick.



 

>The story of an unusual social group

Understanding Tamil Brahmans is essential to trace how the concepts of both class and caste have changed, and how past systems of oppression were sought to be broken down by political and social movements.

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>‘Is it called pulp fiction only because it is written on rough paper?’

Ved Prakash Sharma has been writing Hindi fiction since 1971, and is counted among the highest selling writers in the country. He spoke about his fiction and readership to The Hindu at his office in Meerut.

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>If Nora Ephron is my bedside companion, she whose books are a hoot, and helped me wade through many a heartburn, her death three years ago came to me as stealthily as Vivian Gornick entered my life this summer.
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