Friday, 6 January 2017

Review of SILICONPURAM in Tamil

Pages: 107
Publisher: Notion press com
Published on 2016
Author: Samura 
Genre:  Tamil Contemporary Social drama
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The blurb of the book
 Siliconpuram is an anthology of short stories in Tamil. This bunch of sweet, crisp and refreshing short stories happen at Siliconpuram, a fictional locale in Bangalore, India. It is written in contemporary style, and one can easily relate to these characters and incidents. It is a blend of unexpected twists, humor, current scenario and social elements.

About the author

Samura was one of the winners at the Microsoft ThinkWeek paper publishing global contest in 2008. He was awarded for his thought-provoking and well-articulated paper. He has published numerous Tamil poems on the social media and one of his poems on Dr Abdul Kalam has been published in an anthology yearbook at NAL Tamil club, Bangalore. Samura is from an engineering background and hails from Chennai.

SILICONPURAM is a collection of 12  short tamil stories of excellent themes of family drama .The stories  with minute details in the humorous and  funny  situations and sometimes  alarming  and emotional  circumstances will entertain you to a great extent.In all the stories the climax    is amazing. It is predictable but not unbelievable. 

Since the title " Silicompuram" relates to the  cyber world ,I like it as  it is my favorite subject .Also the captions of the stories resemble films which are latest hits .The stories talk about the youth belonging to the  new generation .The book deals with the generation gap  and the  sea change of the society.
The Plot.
In Bagubali thatha Ramu brings his father Nagaraj to his house .After both Ramu and his wife Janani goes to their office Nagaraj plays with his grandson Vinay. Like this, every story starts and end with a twist  revealing the suspense.

 The Characters 
I like all the characters ,as they are realistic and practical. In the “Nanayam” story I admire the honesty and innocence of the beggar who hands over the iPhone, he has found out on the ground to a policeman.Most of the characters are employees in the IT sector and their near and dear ones. Some are poor .
My favorite.
Nan avanillai is my favourite story .I like the conversations and the poetic prose .
Also, I like the simple language and the narration albeit there are many English words like IT , MNC, UK, .The words like auto forward , auto reply are not translated , but they are written in tamil.
 My verdict 
The stories carry superb  messages and  morals.
Samura's writing style is fantastic and  beautiful It touches your heart.My humble request is  he may come with another book dealing in cybercrime,digital frauds ,abuse of social media  gender equality  and women safety.

I recommend this book for all.  Those people  who work in IT sector will relate to the characters and incidents definitely.The title as well as the cover which is a map of Siliconpuram are wonderful.

My rating 3.75/5
Disclaimer I received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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