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One part woman / Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan.

Perumāḷmurukaṉ (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: 245 pages ; 21 cm
Publisher: New York : Black Cat, 2018.
5 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
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  • ISBN: 9780802128805 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0802128807 (pbk.)
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Summary: "Set in South India during the British colonial period but with powerful resonance to the present day, One Part Woman tells the story of a couple, Kali and Ponna, who are unable to conceive, much to the concern of their families―and the crowing amusement of Kali’s male friends. Kali and Ponna try anything to have a child, including making offerings at different temples, atoning for past misdeeds of dead family members, and even circumambulating a mountain supposed to cure barren women, but all to no avail. A more radical plan is required, and the annual chariot festival, a celebration of the god Maadhorubaagan, who is one part woman, one part man, may provide the answer. On the eighteenth night of the festival, the festivities culminate in a carnival, and on that night the rules of marriage are suspended, and consensual sex between any man and woman is permitted. The festival may be the solution to Kali and Ponna’s problem, but it soon threatens to drive the couple apart as much as to bring them together."
Authors: Aniruddhan Vasudevan, (translator.).
Citation: Perumāḷmurukaṉ. "One part woman." New York : Black Cat, 2018.
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