Writer K Aravind Kumar’s book, Dhaesamma – A Record of Coastal People, a collection of short stories in Tamil was released by MP Thol Thirumavalavan on Saturday 4 January 2020.
Other dignitaries present at the book’s launch were Nakkeeran Gopal (Editor, Nakkeeran), Writer Joe D Cruz (Sahitya Akademi Award winner), Writer R Murugavel , Writer N Sriram , Writer Shaji. The event was held at NAAM Charitable Trust in T Nagar.
The chief guest MP Thol Thirumavalavan was all praise for the writer who wrote the stories of the common man in the native language. The book is about ordinary coastal people, who live in North Chennai. The book itself is written in the local dialect, and is one of the few books to stick to the local language.
Nakkeeran Gopal, who released the first edition of the book also congratulated the author on the release of the book. The book is being published by Kalachuvadu Publishers. Writer Joe D’ Cruz said that little was known about the lives of the fishermen and congratulated the author Aravind Kumar for writing about them.
Other writers also praised the short story collection Desamma as a book that broke the mould of traditional literary works and emerged as a trendsetter.