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Ruminations of a Retiree A Collection of Essays

Author Name: Natarajan | Format: Paperback | Genre : Letters & Essays | Other Details

An essay is a piece of non-fiction writing that discusses a specific topic in depth but with brevity. After the time of Montaigne of France and Francis Bacon of England, who were the pioneers and guides in essay writing, the subjects and form of essays have ramified (17 types). Now, essays are an integral part of the language curriculum in schools. In the segment of non-fiction, the essays are a genre in themselves. Present-day essays need to be short but loaded with information on the topic covered.

In this volume in your hand, the author has attempted to cover topics of common interest to inquisitive readers at large, from every walk of the society. These essays are humorous, emotive, informative and instructive too. They are encapsulated chronicles of the past and present. The reader may randomly pick up any page to browse through; the narratives which are, in length, sized down to your span of attention, are sure to keep you more informed.

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Born in 1934, A. Natarajan had his early education in prestigious schools in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Orphaned as a kid, he was left to groom himself. He honed his skills with wide exposure to people, places, languages and situations. Moving out of Tamil Nadu, he spent his youthful days in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and MP, and that widened his friend circle. A widely read person, with a master’s degree in English Literature and a Google of his days, he started his hobby of writing during the late 1950s for the Amrita Bazar Patrika, film magazines and the house organs of the Indian Railways. Post retirement from the railways, he was a columnist for the grand old central Indian newspaper, The Hitavada. 

This volume is a compilation of many of his articles lying scattered, mostly in soiled news prints. The veteran’s inspiring thoughts are sure to keep readers entertained, refreshed and briefed on the medley of subjects.