By Anand Pandian
In vibrant, creative, and interesting prose, Pandian weaves jointly ethnographic encounters, archival investigations, and parts drawn from Tamil poetry, prose, and well known cinema. Tacking deftly among ploughed soils and plundered orchards, schoolroom classes and stationhouse registers, family hearths and riverine dams, he unearths ethical existence within the postcolonial current as a palimpsest of lines inherited from a number of pasts. Pursuing those legacies in the course of the fragmentary play of wish, dream, slander, and suggestions, Pandian calls recognition not just to the ethical strength of normal life, but in addition to the inescapable strength of twist of fate, probability, and failure within the making of moral lives. hardly ever are the ethical coordinates of recent energy sketched with such intimacy and delicacy.
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