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Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat by [Perumal Murugan, N Kalyan Raman]
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Length: 179 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Poonachi is a classic Perumal Murugan novel, empathetically illuminating lives of quiet dignity overrun by subjugation and hardship... It’s a bleak coming-of-age tale that recalls classics like Black Beauty and Watership Down. Like those novels, the social and political commentaries in Poonachi are veiled behind a tale that is ostensibly about goats… Murugan’s style, as always, is sparse. Born into a family of Gounder farmers in the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu, he effortlessly evokes the sights, sounds and smells of the place…”

- Mint Lounge

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Perumal Murugan is the author of six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry in Tamil. Three of his novels have been translated into English: Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, Current Show and One Part Woman. He was a professor of Tamil at the Government Arts College in Namakkal before taking to writing full-time.

N. Kalyan Raman is a Chennai-based translator of contemporary Tamil fiction and poetry into English. He has published ten volumes of Tamil fiction in translation, working with a range of authorial voices and has also translated and published over 200 poems by leading contemporary Tamil poets in journals and anthologies from India and abroad. He also regularly contributes essays, reviews and articles on literature, culture and public policy. In February 2017, he received the prestigious Pudumaipithan award, given by Vilakku, for his contribution to Tamil literature through his translations.

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