S. Ramakrishnan, popularly known as ‘Esra’ is an eminent writer in contemporary Tamil. With his novels Upa Pandavam, Nedunguruthi, Idakkai, Yamam, Urupasi, and the latest Pathin along with many Short Story collections and Essay & Column collections, he is one of the most prolific writers of Tamil Language. Though he has inspired many with his own style, a genuine disciple is yet to emerge. Alongside his writings, his unique brand of activism to popularize good literature has made him a legend in his own time. P. Ramgopal has translated a cross section of his short stories and compiled this collection to give a glimpse of Esra’s fantastic world. The depth and nuances of Esra get reflected in this slim collection. Besides giving a taste of Esra’s craft, it also shows the Tamil Psyche created by its long civilisational history.