Set in a small highway town in South India, Current Show revolves around Sathi, a young soda-seller in a run-down theatre. This is life lived on the margins of the film world, far beyond glitz and glitter of Tamil cinema.
Seasons of the Palm tells the story of Shortie and his friends –Tallfellow, Stumpleg, Belly and Matchbox – all of them ‘untouchable’ chakkili children who herd goats for their Gounder caste landlords. A sophisticated mixture of naturalism and fantasy, this is a novel whose politics comes alive through its art. Shortlisted for the Kiriyama Award (2005 fiction finalist).
With spare, powerful prose, Murugan masterfully conjures a terrifying vision of intolerance in this devastating tale of innocent young love pitted against chilling savagery. Long listed for the DSC prize for South Asian Literature.
The American debut of a world-class writer, already profiled by the New York Times, One Part Woman is a charming and touching story of a South Indian couple who cannot conceive, and the extraordinary efforts they make to please their family and try to have a baby.