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'Ambai' is the pseudonym of Dr C.S. Lakshmi, one of the foremost writers of Tamil fiction. Her stories have been translated in three volumes entitled 'A Purple Sea'; 'In a Forest, a Deer' and 'Fish in a Dwindling Lake'. The second book shared the Hutch-Crossword award for translated fiction in 2007. Ambai has also won the Pudumaipiththan Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to literature from the US Tamil cultural organization Vilakku in 2005 and the Lifetime Literary...See more