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D 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 It is said a man is a social animal The moment the man believed it he became a slave to the very society imperceptibly he is a part Society placed the rules he followed The society built the civilizations he ruled The whole time he forgot that he made the society If society is water he is the bowl that containing it So he only holds the power to change a society's discourse But in course of time Man let society rule him This is where One Part Woman started One Part Woman is about a village couple Kali and Ponna Married for 12 years they have no children Their inability to conceive a child made them first useless then helpless And they became the victims of the tragedy that was bound to happen Society taunted them being barren humiliated them shunned them deliberately up to such a level that they inadvertently believed they have to be approved by the society to live a life What the author Perumal Murugesan did is what a free man is doing from the birth of society He uestioned what is a society's place in man’s life? should a society’s boundaries define man’s life? Does a man need to be approved by a society? For that the author is brandished as a culprit as his protagonists were made social outcasts in the story Protests happened against the author and his books were banned Isn’t it human vanity that makes humans search something that society approves to be happy forgetting that their lives are independent of society? In the end tragedies are bound to happen whenever a man seeks the society’s acceptance to be a man

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One Part WomanAbout 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 There is no female without the male and no male without the female The world goes on only when they come together Perumal Murugan One Part Woman the book which erupted fires of scandal through the right wings forces and other caste groups and that which finally put an end to the career of Perumal Murugan a popular Indian Tamil writer is one hell of a striking and extremely poignant book that is a must read and must be worshiped by all literary fans of India not because of the story but of the finest writing style that is rarely found among the huge crowd of Indian writersSynopsis All of Kali and Ponna’s 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 could end the couple’s 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 Kali and Ponna has been married for the past 12 years although they have strong desire and passion for one another which they have ushered to one another for so many years yet they are still not blessed with the seed of their own Through the years they have prayed to so many gods and goddesses and sacrificed a lot in the name of a child yet they remained childless and were subjected to constant humiliation especially for Ponna it was difficult to go outside without hearing a bad thing about her fate of not being able to give birth to a child But their despair and grief might finally come to an end on the last night of the chariot festival of the goddess Ardhanareeswara the half female god when any man and woman in their village can consensually join one another into sexual pleasures Although that might put a big uestion mark on the sustenance on their marriageThe author's work is incredible as the story highlights the shortcomings of the Indian society's norms and customs the narrow minded ideals and the vagaries of such a society put a tight grip on the minds and the souls of those who exist in such a place Similarly Ponna and Kali are two such humans who are also trapped into a world where there is either black or white and no gray shade although Ponna depicts that kind of freedom self esteem and individuality to fight back through it yet still their fate could not escape itThe author no doubt draws a bold line while craving this story as the way he has reflected sex in the culture of India where virtue and shamelessness comes dangerously close to one another but then again we readers are used to author's imaginary worlds and stories but there are some people who fail to grasp the knowledge that there is a stark difference between fiction and non fiction and have a habit of creating an uproar if they find it too realistic I respect the author for creating an imaginary story based on a holy festival's customs but then again not everyone holds that power to think beyond reality The town that the author has portrayed in the story is very much real even the temple of that god too but the customs surrounding the chariot festival is fictional and that have left the Indian culture in a bad light by being fictional So talk about freedom of expression I think that too is a mythThe author's writing style is extremely coherent rich with deep emotions and proper layers with depth that will make the readers easily comprehend with the plot as well as with the writing Now the translated edition of the book has some flaws especially in the narrative where the author uses the local dialect along with its translation right beside it and sometimes the translation is missing all together so that might be bit tricky for foreign or other regional readers to contemplate with the dialogues The story is narrated in so many layers and back stories that make it only enriching and thorough that will let the readers visually imagine the scenes right before their eyesThe characters are crafted really well in this book complete with their flaws and strong aspects that will only look believable in the eyes of the readers The main characters both Ponna and Kali are bold characters reflecting realism in their demeanor that will earn respect from the readers for their brave attitude and confronting the remarks and negative comments about their lives Ponna is depicted with freedom sensuality not only in her body but also in her soul that gives her a fetching outlook While Kali is a loyal husband with a funny bone in his system who will lighten up the gloomy mood of the story almost all the time yet this man too blindly obeys all the social and religious customs to remove his curses from the gods Ponna is strong while Kali exists within her shadow Both are extremely striking characters and are bound to leave a lasting impression in the minds and the hearts of the readersIn short this is one of the most captivating and though provoking tales that I have read in recent times and with a lustrous writing style and exuisite and almost lyrical prose it makes the story into something evocative and extremely satisfying to readVerdict Fine uality of Indian literature that we rarely come across these days

பெருமாள் முருகன் [Perumal Murugan] ¹ One Part Woman epub

One Part Woman epub Ï Hardcover Ð hannahredhead á 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 sexually satisfying relationship they are relentlessly hounded by the taunts and insinuations of 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 I bought this book to show solidarity with the author after he was bullied by right wing elements and forced to apologise etcSo this was my statement for freedom of expression i am against banning any bookAnd I am glad I didelse i would have missed reading a wonderful bookThe prose is superb and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in original tamil The descriptions of the village and temples and festival crowds etc are superbmakes one feel like going there and being a part of itThe love of ponna and kalitheir attraction to each other their frustration at not being able to bear a child and their relationship with the village folkfamily etc who constantly bring up their childlessness and alienate them from rituals and occasions because of this are all wonderfully writtenthe characters have layers and depthOne can feel the pain of the couple who have to conform to whats acceptable in their society but are relegated to the fringes and made to feel inadeuate over something they have no control overThere is nothing controversial in itno vulgarity and it is a window to a different worldOverallits a very fast paced book and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone I know