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Dead Writer Comes To Life

Rating: 5.0

Perumal Murugan- the author
Is back from his hibernation.

It was the controversy over
Publication of ‘Madhorubagan'
Meaning ‘One Part Woman'
His novel about social evils
And all those temple practices
Relating to childless women.

The high voltage drama then
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Dead Writer Comes To Life
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: author,book,creativity,dead,drama,evil,freedom of speech,genius,woman,writing
Valsa George 16 December 2019

People who boldly move their pen against the follies and foibles of society are often silenced by people in power or the society itself. But the revolutionary spirit in them cannot be quelled for long! Like a tiger under captivity, they will be restless and at the earliest chance, will leap forward! A powerful write on a gifted writer!

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Rajnish Manga 16 December 2019

Thanks very much for this thoughtful review and valuable feedback. It's always a pleasure and a privilege to receive comments from a distinguished poet like you.

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Michael Walker 02 October 2018

A very perceptive poem about a writer who is certainly different.

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Rajnish Manga 02 October 2018

Thanks, Michael. The best thing is that he has recently published his new novel based on the story of a goat- of course, in a symbolic way.

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Michael Walker 25 April 2018

You make some telling points about the novelist here. Society is set in its ways, dependent on myths peddled in the media. so true.

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Rajnish Manga 25 April 2018

Like in the case of Salman Rushdie, we can have instances of muzzled voices in some South Asian countries too. Thanks for your analytical comments, Michael.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 08 February 2018

Yes this is a resurrection of the dead, of the just for how long can a tiger be held in a cage, a fire in a container and air in a bladder and water in a bowel, they are sure to come out one day.......It seems to me that life is no life, but living death, without that freedom of thought and speech! ........thanks for sharing and very well composed....10

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Rajnish Manga 09 February 2018

Perumal's tryst with vandals was awfully unfortunate. Writers, by and large, are the conscience-keepers of the society. You have nicely reviewed the poem and called a spade a spade when it comes to freedom of speech and thought. Thanks a lot, Sir.

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 December 2017

Creative mind! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rajnish Manga 05 December 2017

Thanks for being on this page with an inspiring feedback, Edward.

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Tom Allport 01 December 2017

an interesting poem about someone hiding away until the time was right for him to come back and have his say? ....................well written Rajnish

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Rajnish Manga 01 December 2017

The treatment meted out to this distinguished author shows the attitude of a group religious bigots. Let us hope that the atmosphere will change in due course of time. Thanks a lot, Tom.

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Seema Chowdhury 24 November 2017

Nicely expessed, thanks for drawing the attention to this matter. Take care

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Rajnish Manga 24 November 2017

Thanks, Seema ji, for being on this page with a very thoughtful feedback about this poem.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 24 November 2017

It's not easy to bring change In the mind-set of a society Weaned on falsehood & myth Mounted on unjust rationales About lousy caste ideologies...... so true. Nice theme. Beautiful poem shared Manga ji, thank u a lot.

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Rajnish Manga 24 November 2017

It's so nice of you, Kumarmani ji, for supporting the views expressed in these lines of the poem in the context of South Indian writer Perumal Murugan who despite being a scholar was persecuted unnecessarily. Time and again we have seen this kind of negativity all over.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 November 2017

Such an interesting write, Rajnish... a full 10+++++

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Rajnish Manga 24 November 2017

It's always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback from from you. Thanks a lot, Bernard.

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