Yellow is the Colour of Longing

01 November 2011

KR Meera

Translated from Malayalam by J Devika

Penguin Books India

240 pages, R299

Unabashedly critical of the status quo, these stories pull the lid off everyday life in families and the workplace, sometimes cheekily, sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness. The selection showcases Meera’s impressive range of narrative techniques and her capacity for dark humour, which have made her one of the most widely read authors of her generation in Malayalam.