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Born into a Tamil family, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I can speak in three languages, but I can only read and write in two – unfortunately Tamil is not one of them. 

Since both my parents are Tamil-literate so the Tamil Dailies were common at home. But I had no clue that my mom was a big fan of the notorious Tamil pulp fictions too! I remember flipping through old magazines, and staring at the black and white sketches of mustachioed man and his busty damsel in pointed blouse underneath sheer sari. 

But here’s a good news for folks like me. In 2008, Rakesh Khanna, a californian, co-founded the alternative publishing house Blaft in Chennai. Together with translator Pritham K. Chakravarthy, Rakesh released an English translation of 17 Tamil short fictions from the 1960s up to the present by ten best-selling authors – all translated into English for the first time. The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Vol. I was released in 2008, and The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Vol. II in 2010 – and we can find them both in Amazon. 
I have to admit, there’s something very nostalgic about these classic vintage cover arts and the women in saris. For me, it takes me back to my old childhood home in KL, into my mom’s little safe box where she stashed away her collection of these magazines. Little things that I miss….
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