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

Perumāḷmurukaṉ, (author.). Aniruddhan Vasudevan, (translator.).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC PER (Text) 39230031912593 Adult New Books Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION PERU (Text) 39391006904690 Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC MUR (Text) 31951004342892 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC MURUGAN, PERUMAL (Text) 33946003376188 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802128805
  • ISBN: 0802128807
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Black Cat, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Maadhorubaagan.
Summary, etc.:
"Set in rural South India during the British colonial period, it follows a couple, Kali and Ponna, who are unable to conceive. Kali and Ponna try everything to please their parents and have a child, including circumambulating a mountain supposed to cure barren women, but none of the offerings of rituals helps. A more drastic plan is required, so Kali and Ponna's mothers agree that Ponna should go to the annual chariot festival, a celebration of the half-male, half-female god Maadhorubaagan. On the eighteenth night of the festival, there is an immense carnival, during which the rules of marriage are relaxed, and consensual sex between unmarried men and women is overlooked, for all men are considered gods. But rather than bring them together, this scheme threatens to drive the couple apart."-- page 2 of cover.
Subject: Sex > Fiction.
Childlessness > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Caste > Fiction.
Infertility > Fiction.
Husband and wife > Fiction.
Spouses > Fiction.
Festivals > Fiction.
India > Fiction.

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