Softly Dies a Lake

01 October 2020

Akkineni Kutumbarao

Translated by Vasanth Kannabiran

This novel by the Telugu film director and writer Akkineni Kutumbarao revolves around Kolleru, a freshwater lake in Andhra Pradesh. It is narrated by a five-year-old, Seenu, and chronicles the people whose lives are intertwined with the lake and who are privy to a newly hostile and unpredictable environment.

Orient Blackswan, Rs 425, 224 pages