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About the story: Palaniappan, a cloth merchant, sells a shipment of defective cloth to his old friend Jamal in order to pay the rent for his shop in Arab Street. Jamal had helped him set up his business, and this act of cheating causes Palaniappan to feel guilty. Dharma’s Chariot offers a glimpse of what life was like for small Indian import and export businesses which prospered in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but gradually declined when technology made their middleman skills obsolete. About the writer: Sithuraj Ponraj began writing fiction and poetry at 18 years old and his works have since been published in several leading periodicals in India, Malaysia, and Singapore. In 2016, he won the Singapore Literature Prize for Tamil Fiction for his debut short story collection, Maariligal (The Unchangeables), as well as the Singapore Literature Merit Prize for Tamil poetry for his debut poetry collection, Kaatrai Kadanthaai (You Passed Like the Wind).

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Publisher: National Library Board

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  • Release date: March 9, 2020

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  • Release date: March 9, 2020

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About the story: Palaniappan, a cloth merchant, sells a shipment of defective cloth to his old friend Jamal in order to pay the rent for his shop in Arab Street. Jamal had helped him set up his business, and this act of cheating causes Palaniappan to feel guilty. Dharma’s Chariot offers a glimpse of what life was like for small Indian import and export businesses which prospered in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but gradually declined when technology made their middleman skills obsolete. About the writer: Sithuraj Ponraj began writing fiction and poetry at 18 years old and his works have since been published in several leading periodicals in India, Malaysia, and Singapore. In 2016, he won the Singapore Literature Prize for Tamil Fiction for his debut short story collection, Maariligal (The Unchangeables), as well as the Singapore Literature Merit Prize for Tamil poetry for his debut poetry collection, Kaatrai Kadanthaai (You Passed Like the Wind).

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