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CHENNAI: Fifteen years after it was published in English, Arundhati Roy's Booker prize-winning novel 'God of Small Things' appears in a Tamil translation for the first time as 'Chinna Visaiyangalin Kadavul'. In a function at Chennai on Sunday, the translation by G Kuppuswamy was released by Roy. Tamil is the 39 language in which the book has been published.
Kuppuswamy, an inspector with the local fund audit department of the Tamil Nadu government, said he read the book 30 times as he set out to translate the work. Though he completed his translation book in 2005, it was only in January this year that Kalachuvadu, the publisher, got Roy's permission to release the book.