Perumal Murugan

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Perumal Murugan is a prominent figure of contemporary Tamil literature. He has written six novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry.
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One Part Woman

One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan book cover
ISBN 9780802128805 Black Cat / Grove Atlantic

Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan One Part Woman is a powerful exploration of a loving marriage strained by the expectations of others, and an attack on the rigid rules of caste and tradition that continue to constrict opportunity and happiness today. More about this book >

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Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan is a prominent figure of contemporary Tamil literature. He has written six novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry. His best-known novel One Part Woman won the prestigious ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman for writing in Indian languages and, for the English translation, the Translation Prize from India’s National Academy of Letters.

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