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Could end the couples suffering and humiliation But it will also put their marriage to the ultimate test Acutely observed One Part Woman lays bare with unsparing clarity a relationship caught between the dictates of social convention and the tug of personal anxieties vividly conjuring an intimate and unsettling portrait of marriage love and sex About the Author Perumal Murugan Aniruddhan Vasudevan Perumal Murugan is a well known contemporary Tamil writer and poet He was written six novels four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry Two of his novels have been translate Was a wonderful read I love regional Indian literature which enables me to explore this vast varied and beautiful country of mine at my own pace and in the comfort of my home And I like it if the writing is crisptaut as well as descriptiveThis book dealt with the subject of despair of childless couple and how they have to cope up with society who feels they lack something I have encountered the despair of childless couple in my professional life and I know how devastating the need for children can be from personal as well as cultural and religious aspects Kali and Ponna are the unfortunate couple in this book who are forced to go to extremes to fulfil their desire mainly to evade the taunts that come their way in their day to day livesThis book neatly sums up the lives of Tamilian agricultural villagers; their beliefs customs traditions way of life etc are vividly portrayed The raw humanity the rudeness and crudity and the almost cruel customs will shock the unwary reader But being an Indian and being exposed to the Indian small town mentality at least indirectly I was not at all shocked or repelled The vivid characters will remain with me for a long long time to comeI would recommend this book to all those who love Indian literature but with a warning to expect a bit of vulgarity and mealy mouthedness Perhaps this book not graphic still a bit bothersome is better recommended to those in their mid twenties and above I don't want gullible young adults to be put off from their matrimonial ventures if any I really loved reading the vivid characterization and descriptions but am confused about the time period of the story is it before independence? Just after independence?And why did not the couple approach even a single doctor? They may be villagers but I am loathe to believe that they haven't heard of modern medicine These uestions are nagging me when I close this book and place it in my shelf

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One Part WomanD into English to wide acclaim Seasons of the Palm which was shortlisted for the prestigious Kiriyama Award in 2005 and Current Show He has received awards from the Tamil Nadu government as well as from Katha Books Aniruddhan Vasudevan is a performer writer translator and activist based in Chennai He has written for the New Indian Express Media Voice and Kalachuvadu He also documents various public health projects and art projects and is involved in LGBT advocacy work He is currently a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Texas Austin and is also working on his first novel No wonder this book got Murugan in troubleAn absolutely brilliant attempt to bring out the hypocrisies of the society

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One Part Woman kindle ↠ 248 pages ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☃ One Part Woman By பெருமாள் முருகன் [Perumal Murugan] – About the Book One Part Woman All of Kali and Ponnas efforts to conceive a child from prayers to penance potions to pilgrimages have been in vain Despite being in a loving and seAbout the Book One Part Woman All of Kali and Ponnas efforts to conceive a child from prayers to penance potions to pilgrimages have been in vain Despite being in a loving and sexually satisfying relationship they are relentlessly hounded by the taunts and insinuations of the people around them Ultimately all their hopes and apprehensions come to converge on the chariot festival in the temple of the half female god Ardhanareeswara and the revelry surrounding it Everything hinges on the one night when rules are relaxed and consensual union between any man and woman is sanctioned This night Now Nominated for the National Book AwardThis controversial novel led to book burnings and almost ended the career of its author Tamil writer Perumal Murugan Local caste based and religious Hindu groups found the portrayal of their culture so objectionable that they staged violent protests but while the police compelled Murugan to sign an unconditional apology and the district banned the book the Madras High Court later in 2016 declared the ban illegal and directed the state to better protect artists The same year Aniruddhan Vasudevan won the Translation Award of the Indian Academy of Letters Sahitya Akademi Award So what made the conservatives fume? The short book tells the story of a young married couple Kali and Ponna They both love each other very much but the fact that after 12 years of marriage 28 year old Poona still couldn't get pregnant puts a strain on their relationship The reason for their worries is less that Kali and Ponna desperately want to be parents in fact Kali is than unsure whether he wants to have children at all and Ponna is also ambivalent but that they are shamed ridiculed and ostracized by their families friends and other villagers because of their childlessness Kali is called unmanly and impotent and Ponna is the barren woman who brings bad luck Ponna and Kali try everything They consult astrologers make offerings to the gods try to fight off presumed curses and partake in rituals but nothing seems to work Finally their families scheme to convince Ponna to attend the annual chariot festival celebrating the half man half woman god where men and women are free to copulate with anyone It was obviosuly the portrayal of this ritual as well as Murugan's criticism of cruel societal standards that protesters wanted to see bannedMurugan writes empathically about the plight of Ponna and Kali and his allegorical descriptions of nature and animals give the text the feel of a fable This impression is heightend by multiple stories that are told within the text about family members ancestors gods and the past of the couple The outside pressure puts a heavy psychological burden on both of them and they also start to fail each other which is especially true for Kali who commits a horrible actMurugan writes an urgent tale about the pointlessness of sticking to convention without considering the happiness of the individual the cruelty of some societal norms and the caste system And as the court in Madras put it If you do not like a book simply close it The answer is not its ban That's how fiction can help progress