Saligrama K. Aithal

Saligrama K. Aithal

After retirement from a long scholarly career in academia, Saligrama K. Aithal occasionally tries his hand in verse. He has published five collections of short stories—Many in One, One in Many, Inside India, Overlapping Worlds, Passage to More than India, and a literary biography Riyana, the Child Once Everyone Was. The volumes include several short stories which have appeared in national and international journals, including Unlikely 2.0. He has not completely abandoned his scholarly pursuit; he has recently published a book of critical appreciation on the novels of a famous writer of our time, of all times—Toni Morrison, Novelist.

They came from the four corners of the country
from remote places, walled off, cut off
and secluded from civilization,
practically removed from the map,
people of many clans, customs, and cultures

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