About the book
The present book is an attempt to document the voice and the narration of Vaidehi for the times to come. Her narration of stories stands tall in its richness of Kundapura dialect and also beyond that with a sense of oneness with the culture of Kannada. This book of five stories and seven poems are read by her. These select stories are already published ones but what makes it different is the way they are read. Every word, every punctuation, every pause – seem so different in her voice. The name ‘Vaidehi dhvani’ is given to represent not only the tonal quality of her voice that is different but that also of her thought that generate new energy in the listener or the reader. The audio CD is also accompanied by a book in text form basically to facilitate those who want to study her stories. There are many students in different universities who take them as a matter of study.
About the author
Vaidehi, who hails from Kundapura was born on February 12, 1945, is recognised for her peculiar style of writing which speaks about the shades and sensitivities of women, and, complexities of family, marital and societal life in her own regional dialect. Her works, over 40 in numbers, of different literary forms have bagged reputed awards and recognitions presented by Kendra Sahitya Academy (Government of India), Dana Chintamani Attimabbe (Government of Karnataka) and many others to her credits.