Famed Tamilian writer, Perumal Murugan’s 10 short stories have been compiled into this volume called The Goat Thief. Steeped in cultural nuances and throwing light on the simplicities of life, the stories draw our attention towards the very nature of humanity; be it seeking company or obsessing over ordinary objects. Some of these tales are testament toContinue reading “Book Review — The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan [Translated by N. Kalyan Raman]”
He apologized for bringing his kid along. Confused, we laughed it off. And then we heard him coddling. We were the only ones in the cab.
Tales and legends of the old, Fair warnings oft told, Unearth some universal truth. Our hearts, they are meant to sooth. But this mad, mad mind Swears by a quest to find All the worldly wisdom that is amiss. But in doing so, topples into the abyss.
Walls groan and Staircases sigh. The ceiling rat-a-tats With fictional marbles. Doors whine, Reminiscent of the old. Curtains quarrel So as to invite stories. A dilapidated house. It clings to its inhabitants. It lives long after they are gone. It sleeps blanketed by their memories. And wakes again, ready for more. – Meera
“We are a disease apparently, a disorder.” Hidden behind smiles, peeking when alone They linger in a world tolerant of only sameness. – Meera