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Poonachi: or the Story of a Black Goat: PB

Murugan, Perumal (Author)

Rs 350.00 Rs 315.00

Description

Author: Murugan, Perumal

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 184

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches

Release Date: 24-05-2019

Through a seeming act of providence, an old couple receives a day-old female goat kid as a gift from the cosmos. Thus begins the story of Poonachi, the little orphan goat.

As you follow her story from forest to habitation, independence to motherhood, you recognise in its significant moments the depth and magnitude of your own fears and longings, fuelled by the instinct for survival that animates all life. Masterly and nuanced, Perumal Murugan’s tale forces us reflect on our own responses to hierarchy and ownership, selflessness and appetite, love and desire, living and dying.  Poonachi  is the story of a goat who carries the burden of being different all her life, of a she-goat who survives against the odds. It is equally an expression of solidarity with the animal world and the female condition. The tale is also a commentary on our times, on the choices we make as a society and a nation, and the increasing vulnerability of individuals, particularly writers and artists, who resist when they are pressed to submit.

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