Writer Pavithra Srinivasan is no longer
Writer, illustrator and translator Pavithra Srinivasan, who has brought history to life through her works, including Tales of yesterday, and Swords and shadows, died in the city on Thursday evening. She was 40 years old. Her father said she complained of shortness of breath and was taken to hospital where she died after efforts to resuscitate her failed.
Pavithra has written for readers of all ages. His story-driven stories which have been chronicled in The young Hindu world under the head, Yester Tales, have been compiled into a book. There were stories of the ancient trade route between Arabia and India and the atomic bomb and Hiroshima.
As a translator, she served non-Tamil readers the beauty of Kalki Krishnamurthi Ponniyin Selvan and Sivakamiyin Sabadham.
His descriptions of the Cauvery River running during the ‘Aadi Perukku’ festival was beautifully translated by Pavithra, who also translated Amish Tripathi’s film. The Shiva trilogy and Jeffrey Archer A twist in the tale.
His friend and architect Thirupurasundari Sevvel said it was only recently that they were putting their plans for the Madras Day celebrations into fruition, and the Pavithra conference was scheduled for August.
Historian V. Sriram has stated that Pavithra is an immensely talented and multi-faceted person. At the same time, she was sensitive and of a quiet temperament.
Her various skills were truly amazing and one of her legacies is the amazing miniature illustrations she made of heritage buildings in Chennai.
âHis Madras miniatures adorn the walls of many houses in the city. She used to take part in Madras Day celebrations and give talks that everyone enjoyed, âhe said.
Besides being an author and illustrator (she did illustrations for several books), Pavithra believed in organic farming and dabbled in it for some time. His friends, fans and followers mourned his loss on social media.