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Amma
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Amma

Perumal Murugan

Published by Eka | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Amma

Perumal Murugans tender yet truthful essays capture the life of a strong, independent and extraordinary woman: his mother. She raised her children with the income from just a few acres of land that she managed on her own, tending to the cattle and crops with maternal concern, all the while minding her unruly husband. Every obligation met, all accounts squared up, each meal cooked to satiate the tongue and heart—Amma never rested, not even when bedridden with Parkinsons. She lived a farmers life and died a farmers death. Amma is a homage to a way of life and values—simplicity, honesty and hard work—lost to us today. Peppered with unsentimental nostalgia and delightful humour, and vividly documenting village and farming life in the Kongu region, Amma tugs at generational memory. Murugans non-fiction writing, his first to appear in English, is as deeply affecting as his fiction..

About the Author: Perumal Murugan, Nandini Murali, Kavitha Muralidharan

Perumal Murugan is the author of eleven novels, four collections of short stories and five anthologies of poetry in Tamil. Three of his novels translated into English—Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat, Trial by Silence and A Lonely Harvest—were shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature in 2018 and 2019. The other six novels translated into English include Seasons of the Palm, shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, Pyre, Current Show and One Part Woman. He is a professor of Tamil at the Government Arts College in Attur, Salem.

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Book: Amma
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ISBN-13: 9789388754873
Product Code EBK0462336
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2019-12-16
Publisher: Eka
Number of Pages: 216
Language: English

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