A novel ” Maidanam ” by famous telugu writer Gudipati Venkata Chalam. Chalam Maidanam by shiva prasad Vogue USA – December Mehmet Inan . Chalam Novels – 2. Maidanam. Default Title. Default Title Rs. Bhagavan Paadala Mundu – (Navodaya Book House). Maidanam is as unique in translation in English as it is in Telugu literature. Most interestingly the translation version is a successfully sustained piece of fiction.

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The book has our protagonist – a young housewife in an unhappy marriage – do and feel things which could be considered revolting even going by today’s standards it’s actually astonishing that this was written in the s. Again, he started participating in the Brahma Samaj activities.

మైదానం [Maidanam] by Chalam

This infuriated all his relatives and more so his father-in-law. Dec 28, Bhavya Kaidanam added it. After completing his studies in Madras, Chalam joined in a job as tutor in Kakinada.

Writing an autobiography and telling my story shamelessly is not a matter to be excused [ Retrieved from ” https: She narrates her story in the first person although it is not clear whom she addresses. It all nofel with her thorough disillusionment with her tradition-bound, unfeeling, emotionally sterile lawyer-husband who is given to treating her as a piece of property, as one who fulfills his sexual and social needs.

She has never known anything so exhilarating like that before.


Open Preview See a Problem? Equally puzzling is the complete blocking out of all details of his background. By that time, Chalam’s wife’s age was merely Gudipati Venkatachalam aka Chalam Telugu: One unsettling thing for me was how the book gets creepy at many instances. One should have a deep understanding of belief systems.

He also became busy with his friendship with a beautiful girl named “Ratnamma” who happened to be his friend’s sister-in-law. Lists with This Book.

Dec 04, Cwtv rated it it was amazing. Because you might not agree with everything this book tries to convey, but the crime would be to deny a person of their right to think otherwise.

There’s a considerable debate around lust and desire, a woman’s sexual expression and right, of power and subservience, and the extent and limits of what one calls “love”. To me, the book was more of crazy romantic narrative rather than a feministic one.

మైదానం [Maidanam]

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By writing an autobiography, I am admitting to myself and indirectly telling everybody that I am an important person, I made lots of good things to help people and society and if I do not tell the world about myself, there is great loss to the world and by not knowing about me, makdanam world is losing something.

Their very first meeting is an emotionally charged and sexually exciting experience. Its released around February When finally Ameer embraces her, in the absence of her husband of course, she reacts with a cry of joy and after he is gone she kisses herself in the mirror and feels that Ameer has endowed divinity on her. Difference between social norms and individual freedom is well protrayed in this book. Maidansm listen the audio version for some good romantic lyrics: Oct 31, Suresh Kumar Yadavalli rated it it was amazing.


Nenu Chadivina athi chandaalamayina pusthakaallo modatidi. Jun 13, Cvvprasad is currently reading it.

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Feb 19, Lakshmi29 is currently reading it. Nov 19, Sreedevi added it. And why are we so fussy about morality when all morality is subjective? In a society that believed in children being indebted to their parents, he proclaimed caring for and bringing up of children as the fundamental duty novrl parents.

Chalam went to Chennai to study for his Bachelor of Arts.

Chalam garu em cheppadalchukunnaro nakaithe em ardam avvaledu. Oct 22, Jyothi rated it it was amazing.

Gudipati Venkatachalam

Yentha chetta pusthakam lo ayina gurthupettukodaniko, aacharinchadaaniko oka manchi sangathi untundi. She plunges headlong into a life of passion and bliss with Ameer.

ArunaAnusuya’ ‘Ameena.

What I found interesting was that novvel she was challenging conventional norms, she was doing it because of her insane love towards Aamir and not necessarily to break stereotypes.