Koogai

The Owl

Price: 650.00 INR

We sell our titles through other companies
Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780199456734

Publication date:

08/04/2015

Paperback

408 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 650.00 INR

We sell our titles through other companies
Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780199456734

Publication date:

08/04/2015

Paperback

408 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Set in the Tirunelveli-Koyilpatti region of Tamil Nadu, this is a perceptive chronicle of the Dalit experience. In this tale of subjugation and resistance, Koogai, the bird, acquires epic proportions as it soars through the fault lines of Dalit intercaste dynamics to become an authentic, contemporary myth. 

Suitable for: General readers, literature enthusiasts, students and scholars of comparative literature, translation and culture studies; and  universities-colleges offering a course on comparative literature and translation and culture studies. 

Rights:  World Rights

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Description

Koogai, the owl— huddled in its hollow with the sun overhead,  it flies free when darkness descends   Bird of the night— an abuse, a bad omen attacked and shunned by birds, by humans …   Strong, but unaware of its immense power, Koogai, the owl— foolish  or wise?   Set in post-Independence Tamil Nadu’s era of agrarian and industrial change, Koogai reflects the nuances of an authentic contemporary myth leavened with irony and fierce humour. Empowering themselves with the image of the owl, a totem of self-respect and hope, men and women break free of old caste taboos only to find themselves entangled in the doublespeak of an egalitarian rhetoric. 

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Table of contents

From Kooththu to Koogai by Cho. Dharman 
 
'A Bottle of Arrack and a Party Flag':
On dialects, castes, legends, and local lore
by Vasantha Surya 
 
'When Kovilpatti Sneezed …':
An introduction by A.R. Venkatachalapathy 
 
KOOGAI 
 
Glossary 

About the Author and the Translator  

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Vasantha Surya (Translator) & Cho. Dharman

Description

Koogai, the owl— huddled in its hollow with the sun overhead,  it flies free when darkness descends   Bird of the night— an abuse, a bad omen attacked and shunned by birds, by humans …   Strong, but unaware of its immense power, Koogai, the owl— foolish  or wise?   Set in post-Independence Tamil Nadu’s era of agrarian and industrial change, Koogai reflects the nuances of an authentic contemporary myth leavened with irony and fierce humour. Empowering themselves with the image of the owl, a totem of self-respect and hope, men and women break free of old caste taboos only to find themselves entangled in the doublespeak of an egalitarian rhetoric. 

Read More

Table of contents

From Kooththu to Koogai by Cho. Dharman 
 
'A Bottle of Arrack and a Party Flag':
On dialects, castes, legends, and local lore
by Vasantha Surya 
 
'When Kovilpatti Sneezed …':
An introduction by A.R. Venkatachalapathy 
 
KOOGAI 
 
Glossary 

About the Author and the Translator  

Read More