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பூக்குழி [Pookuzhi] For a person born in comparatively richer pocket of India, relating to a book like this is difficult but it enlightened me about how regressive we are as a society, especially, the economically unprivileged rural strata with little or no education and orthodox belief systems Caste, Creed and related horrendous dispositions are common in India, even now albeit, not as stirnly Honor killings are still prevalent making us retrogressive which hints at a massive system and social failure.I have al For a person born in comparatively richer pocket of India, relating to a book like this is difficult but it enlightened me about how regressive we are as a society, especially, the economically unprivileged rural strata with little or no education and orthodox belief systems Caste, Creed and related horrendous dispositions are common in India, even now albeit, not as stirnly Honor killings are still prevalent making us retrogressive which hints at a massive system and social failure.I have always been appreciative of how Mr.Murugan succeeds in bringing into life the characters and teleporting you to the plot settings His writing is very rooted Although, pyre was a lacklustre compared to Poonachi but worth the read, nonetheless.Regional writing is often best when read raw, keeping the essence of native language alive and I never doubt the writing but its always better to read the text in its original form than translations, it never works for me but here, Mr.Aniruddhan has done a wonderful job, still Using Tamil words kept it connected to original work The story progressed rather haphazardly and plot seemed too cliche and a little too intense shallow at times but the plot development is fine, character development was mediocre but discreet Saroja failed to convince her gullible and excessively compliant husband to fight against atrocities and he on the other hand kept on ignoring all of it even after being well aware of the evil his wife had to face and endangered to That s not how it works The ending will send a chill down your spine and you ll be left thinking about it for next few days a guarantee 3 stars because It enlightened me about the level to which thinking can stoop and things can go wrong And also, that we have a long long way to go as a society It was right after I finished reading Mathorupagan One part woman , I came across this book Pyre which is the translated version of another famous work Pookuli by Perumal Murugan I decided to get it right away but all I could found was its translated version in stores Thanks to Chennai book fair 17, a great platform which promoted so many Tamil works, I got this book in there In fact, there was an opportunity to interact with the author arranged by Publishers only I couldn t make to it It was right after I finished reading Mathorupagan One part woman , I came across this book Pyre which is the translated version of another famous work Pookuli by Perumal Murugan I decided to get it right away but all I could found was its translated version in stores Thanks to Chennai book fair 17, a great platform which promoted so many Tamil works, I got this book in there In fact, there was an opportunity to interact with the author arranged by Publishers only I couldn t make to it Started reading it right away Of course the book is bit outdated We don t see any opposition to these kind of inter caste marriages nowadays as portrayed in this book Still whatever described in the events are not unimaginable.The reading was quite heavy Unlike Mathorupagan where the author let me enjoy the prose just as I appreciated the story, this one submerged me with sadness, that is not explainable with words Majorly deals with three characters, Kumeresan, an innocent man who tries his best to be optimistic in all cases His wife Saroja who was brought up in an uptown environment and after eloping with him, struggles to adapt herself to the new situation where nothing is positive towards her yet hoping for better tomorrow His mother, who just could not accept this and her mind inducing her one step above hate I liked the way author let the readers conclude the story and did justice to the title and the point he wanted to make is devoured clear.After reading Mathorupagan and Pookuli, I started seeing Perumal Murugan s works as an window to show the culture s cruel face which people of this generation often fail to get The baseless superstitions that existed in the society that we can see its minor percentage in our day to day life even today With all the civilization that we state today, these kind of issues are noproblems and we trying to educate ourselves to come out of the inner circle and be broader in mind and works like this help us to realize where we would be heading otherwise Best Ebook, Pookuzhi By Perumal Murugan This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Pookuzhi , Essay By Perumal Murugan Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You TheI read books by this man, theI am enad.He writes brilliantly and this book is no exception.Taking simple and real characters, the author has woven a beautiful story while bringing out the evil s of caste system in our society My heart went out to Saroja.I will read this book again. When i first read Perumal Murugan s One part women i knew i had found another marvellous Indian author So as soon as i knew his second book Pyre was translated i grabbed a copy immediately.I am not sure what my feelings are for this book right now I feel as though i am flooded with so many emotions sadness, frustration, helplessness and what not I felt as if everything was happening in front of my eyes but i was unable to help anybody Thats the beauty of good books right, which tells you When i first read Perumal Murugan s One part women i knew i had found another marvellous Indian author So as soon as i knew his second book Pyre was translated i grabbed a copy immediately.I am not sure what my feelings are for this book right now I feel as though i am flooded with so many emotions sadness, frustration, helplessness and what not I felt as if everything was happening in front of my eyes but i was unable to help anybody Thats the beauty of good books right, which tells you the story of people and their miserable situations just so we know how they suffer without any mistake of theirs Saroja a simple girl from uptown elopes and marries Kumaresan and goes to his village hoping for a better life hardly knowing the harsh, ruthless reality which she was entering into Saroja s struggle was heart wrenching though she chose the right person to lead her life with yet fate was not by her side I loved the way how realistically the author has handled two different female character here, Saroja and Marayi Kumaresan s mother both were totally opposite to each other yet at one point we tend to pity both the characters Before i reached the ending i had to stop reading it for a while and pull myself back as i was not ready to accept the tragic ending which i was about to witness, thats how deep this book was for me I am sure this story is going to stay with me for a while now I am deeply saddened and disheartened at the tragic end of the female protagonist of Pyre All the suffering and torment she went through over a very personal and trivial matter Caste Murugan s Pyre is a slap across the face for all of us who are part of a society that is still so strictly governed by Casteism even today almost 70 years down the line after independence Though the book is fictional, I am very sure such cases still occur in India, predominantly in the rural areas where e I am deeply saddened and disheartened at the tragic end of the female protagonist of Pyre All the suffering and torment she went through over a very personal and trivial matter Caste Murugan s Pyre is a slap across the face for all of us who are part of a society that is still so strictly governed by Casteism even today almost 70 years down the line after independence Though the book is fictional, I am very sure such cases still occur in India, predominantly in the rural areas where everything starts and ends with one s caste Through this book, Murugan has aptly dissected the rot that has seeped into our society and details the suffering that people might endure due to their castes I m in awe and admire Indian authors who write books that deal with social issues and try to bring about a change in people s mindset Kudoz for Mr Murugan for this book It would have been wonderful to read the books in its original language Tamil However, the translation is flawless and does not lessen the impact of the book in any which way The story opens with young lovers Saroja and Kumaresan making their way to the latter s village, somewhere in the western region of Tamil Nadu, India They belong to different castes, and their hasty marriage is a decision that goes against everything the people around them believe in Early on, the reader can feel Saroja s sense of displacement very strongly Having left her hometown and her family, she is now transplanted to a village she has never been to, she knows nothing of, and to which h The story opens with young lovers Saroja and Kumaresan making their way to the latter s village, somewhere in the western region of Tamil Nadu, India They belong to different castes, and their hasty marriage is a decision that goes against everything the people around them believe in Early on, the reader can feel Saroja s sense of displacement very strongly Having left her hometown and her family, she is now transplanted to a village she has never been to, she knows nothing of, and to which her only connection is through her new husband Her predicament, however, is only visible to the reader and her Kumaresan, although nervous, expects the problems that may arise from their caste differences to dissipate quietly He tells Saroja as much, when she keeps imploring him to find answers that might reason with the villagers prying questions Their sweet bubble of calm is burst soon, however They re excommunicated and ostracised, their access to the local well is cut off, their relations with their family members sour, and life becomes difficult What follows is a difficult read, as the reader witnesses how caste differences poison the lives of Saroja and Kumaresan Pyre is set in the 1980s in a remote Indian town, but the story rings true even today It is a tale of blinding hatred spurred on by communal differences Perumal Murugan captures the claustrophobic atmosphere the lovers live in rather well The book was originally written in Tamil, and there are parts of the book where the loss of vernacular nuances, as it often happens with works of translation, are felt greatly But Aniruddhan Vasudevan has managed to reproduce the original work in English with as much integrity and as little compromise as possible The book leaves you with a deep sense of dread and anguish You could see the ending coming, but there is such beauty in the writing. The tale was as creepy as the cover and its title and got creepier precisely because of its title Just like One Part Woman, where a couple is tormented by relatives and acquaintances for not having a child in Pyre we see a newly married couple tormented by the entire village because the girl appears to be of a different caste The mother in law Marayi leaves no stone unturned to hurl abuses and venom for she is highly disappointed by his son s choice and actions The description of the ne The tale was as creepy as the cover and its title and got creepier precisely because of its title Just like One Part Woman, where a couple is tormented by relatives and acquaintances for not having a child in Pyre we see a newly married couple tormented by the entire village because the girl appears to be of a different caste The mother in law Marayi leaves no stone unturned to hurl abuses and venom for she is highly disappointed by his son s choice and actions The description of the new couple meeting all the uncles and aunts is heart wrenching Story is woven well with quite a good amount of throwback moments.What I loved 1 Great translation keeping the essence with Nondi, Mapillai, Dey, Ada, saaru chatti, melolachatti, mutti, soppu.2 Engaging tale loaded with conversations3 Spine chilling depiction of cruelty by the entire village against one couple Could be better 1 Usage of non translated dish names instead of millets and rice at some instances like Kozhambu and Kurma are used at other places.Overall Recommended for a rustic background harping on casteism 3.5 I would love to read the original text, someday or at least talk to someone who has The book is set in an extremely small village with narrow dirt roads where the views of the villagers are even narrower Anyone who feels that love is worth all the efforts in the world should read the book, and then in the end s he should decide whether to affirm or change his her belief.

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