Finally we have added tamil books to our library. As we were uploading the books and doing the blurbs, we got a preview of some of the books and childhood memories came rushing in. Appusamiyum africa azhagiyum was one of the books. When I was young, I used to live in a little town in Kerala and the popular tamil weekly ananda vikatan used to come 3 days after they were distributed all over tamil nadu. We used to wait for the weekly and make our grand mother read it out to us. Funny episodes in the life of appusamy and his wife parvathi patti with some moral values and ethics were always incorporated . It was all purely fun and we kids enjoyed them thoroughly.
Washintonil Thirumanam was another book. In the early 60's how the Tamil Brahmins settled in US conducted the weddings of their children. There was no compromise on anything. Betel leaves, coconuts, small plaintains and banana leaves to serve food were flown into the US to the shock of the Americans. When this book was published, it generated a lot of curiosity about the life and customs our people followed in US.