The Teller from the Tale

By Ven Begamudré

The Teller from the Tale
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In The Teller from the Tale, award winning author Ven Begamudré spins three stories in a masterful blend of myth and realism. In "Amar's Gift," a magical sculptor observes a princess, though it is forbidden for commoners to do so, and is determined to marry her. A father narrates ... Read more


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In The Teller from the Tale, award winning author Ven Begamudré spins three stories in a masterful blend of myth and realism. In "Amar's Gift," a magical sculptor observes a princess, though it is forbidden for commoners to do so, and is determined to marry her. A father narrates a story called "Rainbow Knights" to his children every evening. Seven knights and their sister are offered to a fisherman and his wife, who have lost their only son to the god of the sea. The family travels to a bleak island cursed by a sorceress on their quest to rescue their missing child. "Sushila Is at Home," is a mystical, powerful tale about a bio-mathematician who ponders the choices she has made in her life since leaving India for North America, as the gods lounge on her sofa and provide commentary. Part two is the delightful re-telling of an Indian folktale, about a young widow who tricks the God of the Dead into returning her husband.

Ven Begamudré

Ven Begamudré was born in South India and came to Canada when he was six. He has an honours degree in Public Administration from Carleton University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. He has held numerous residencies, including the Canada-Scotland Exchange Writer in Residence. His work has appeared in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and Scotland. He has won a number of awards including the 2018 Regina Public Library Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award for Extended Families: A Memoir of India. The Teller from the Tale is his tenth book. Ven lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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