Bound by a sense of filial duty, Parasu, the eldest son of Jagannathan, gives up his dreams of higher studies and settles down to a safe and secure government job. His younger brother Viswam knows little of his inner struggle. Viswam also dreams big and pities Parasu for his lack of ambition while envying him his lovely wife, but when reality hits him, Viswam is forced into a deeper understanding of the way we want life to be and the way it really is.
Surrendered Dreams is a coming-of-age story, sensitively and sympathetically written.
About the author Indumathi made a substantial impact on readers of Tamil fiction with her serialised novel Tharaiyil Irangum Vimanangal back in the 1970s. Known for her bold, occasionally, controversial themes, she began her writing career at the age of 16. Her articles and stories were published in Tamil magazines like Jnana Ratham, Ananda Vikatan and Kumudam.