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The Resource One part woman, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan

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

Label
One part woman
Title
One part woman
Statement of responsibility
Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Title variation
1 part woman
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tam
  • eng
Summary
  • "Selling over 100,000 copies in India, where it was published first in the original Tamil and then in this celebrated English translation, One Part Woman has become a cult phenomenon in the subcontinent, jump-starting conversations about caste and female empowerment. 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 or 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. Wryly amusing and deeply poignant, One Part Woman is a powerful exploration of a loving marriage strained by the expectations of others"--
  • Rural South India, during the British colonial period. Kali and Ponna try everything to please their parents and have a child, but none of the offerings or 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. But rather than bring them together, this scheme threatens to drive the couple apart. -- adapted from publisher info
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Summary
The story of a South Indian couple who cannot conceive, and the extraordinary lengths they go to please their family and try to have a baby
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736867
Cataloging source
DLC
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Perumāḷmurukan̲
Dewey number
894.8/11371
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Tamil
LC call number
PL4758.9.P389
LC item number
M3313 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Aniruddhan Vasudevan
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True
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  • Spouses
  • Infertility
  • India
  • Infertility
  • Spouses
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
One part woman, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039326548
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780802128805
Lccn
2018026540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039326548
Label
One part woman, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039326548
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780802128805
Lccn
2018026540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039326548

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