Monday, January 12, 2015

More about Perumal Murugan

in Caravan magazine. Boat against the current by N. Kalyan Raman. Excerpt:
"It is a curious paradox that even as progressive Indians would like to abolish the caste system, they have little or no understanding of the lived reality of specific caste groups in their traditional homelands. Even as these communities are stalked and often dispossessed by the forces of modernisation, they remain hostage to the ways of the past that have sustained them for centuries. Will they ever be able to enter a secular future? Perumal Murugan has at least shown us a glimpse of what our collective struggle may be about."
P.S. In defence of the chronicler of Kongu
P.S. I hope that this is not the end

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