PAST WINNERS

Winners of Gratiaen Prize 2010

2010 Winner

On the Streets & other Revelations
Sakuntala Sachithanandan

Bio data of Authors

On the Streets & other Revelations
Sakuntala Sachithanandan

Sakuntala was educated at Visakha Vidyala, Colombo, qualified as a lawyer at the Sri Lanka Law College, and is married to Thirukeswaram Sachithanandan, also a lawyer. She is fond of children, animals, reading, writing, painting, gardening and teaching children. She has published the children's book, Tales From The Tree House, and another children's book, The Adventures of Sokadi The Line-Room Mouse, is in the process of being published.

Excerpts from the books

On the Streets & other Revelations/Sakuntala Sachithananda

On the Streets & other Revelations

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All is Burning

All is Burning, all is Fire, I burn, am I alive or dead? I see the missies all in white, In starched stiff caps around by bed. “No one to pick ants off her, hmmmm-” One missy says and nods her head.

I see you, Rajes, through my net, You have come! Oh joy! I raise my head! For many years my friend of the plucking fields. My spirit soars above my pain, And my blackened claw-like hand I raise- By Murugah! I see you now recoil! Is it my putrid stench perhaps Or my fearsome blackened face?