Another weekend. I am taking off to
Have read 'Koogai' by So.Dharmar. Book is about the life of the lower castes in southern Tamilnadu, specifically around Kovilpatti area. Its amazing how little I know about the society even though I grew up very close. Koogai or the blind-owl is a symbol for the dalits who were tortured, the women were treated as common prostitutes and the men were treated as slaves. But it is a lively novel without the gloominess surrounding such cause espousing novels. That itself is different. It shows a lifestyle which existed yesteryears in physical form and exists now in the minds in the midst of concrete jungles. Somebody should a write a novel titled 'Rats' about that.