The magnet of controversies and the concrete evidence that upheld the freedom of a writer’s imagination, Meesha, the debut novel by S. Hareesh has been translated to English. Published by HarperCollins Publishers the novel is translated to English by Jayashree Kalathil.
The folklore set in Kuttanad will transcend time and space to which it was confined to, giving insight to the casteism that prevailed in the society. Read widely in the milieu of controversies, the translation will feed the curiosity of many readers and literature enthusiasts across the country who closely followed the mob lynching of literature and freedom of expression.
S Hareesh is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner and the author of three short story collections. He has also written the screenplay of the award winning movie Aedan (2017), based on his short stories and for Jallikattu (2019) which was based on his short story Maoist.
Jayashree Kalathil, is the translator of N Prabhakharan’s The Diary of a Malayali Madman, and the winner of the 2019 Crossword Book Award for Indian Language Translation for the same.