Books of Damodar Mauzo


First published in 1988, Rumadful is a delightful collection of short stories that capture a wide range of human emotions. In this collection, the author has also experimented with the science fiction genre, a bold step to take in Indian language fiction during the time it was published

Publisher:  Under the Peepal Tree

ISBN:  9789384129545


Publisher: Ponytale Books

ISBN: 978-93-80637-11-2

Thirteen-year-old Simon lives in a coastal village in South Goa.  He juggles school, dancing, karate classes and thoroughly loves the sea, especially going on fishing trips with his father, Gabru.  Despite growing up in modern times, Simon nurtures a deep love for their traditional fisher-folk life.  This winter Simon goes to Tamil Nadu, to spend his Christmas vacation with his aunt. But the holiday comes to a disastrous end.  One morning, when out fishing with his uncle, the gigantic waves of the tsunami strike the coast of South India sparing little that lay in its path



Some books form a symbiotic relationship with the reader. One can’t be sure whether the book feeds off the reader, or the reader off the book. Sahitya Akademi awardee Damodar Mauzo’s latest collection of short stories, Teresa’s Man and other stories from Goa (masterfully translated from Konkani by Xavier Cota) may not be impossible to put down, but it would be dishonest to deny the cosy relationship it develops with the reader in the unforgettable journey through the stories.


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