Feminine Quest for Freedom: A Re-reading of Ponna- Perumal Murugan’s One Part Woman

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Dr. Sujatha S


Regionalism has now become a vital aspect in writing, reading and analysis of literary texts and other cultural practices. At present, writings from the Tamil literature take the audience into the core of unsophisticated rural areas and also to the scenes which are unfamiliar to the audience so far. Perumal Murugan is one among the controversial contemporary authors and as a professor, he has greatly contributed to the academic field of Tamil Literature. This particular research paper tries to conduct a study over the work One Part Woman. It was a translation of Madhorubhagan (2010), Murugan’s fifth novel. The novel offers us a sensitive portrayal of the disappointment and gender discretion experienced by a woman named Ponna. In this novel, Ponna throws out the fretters showered upon her by the patriarchal forces in the society and experiences the taste of freedom. Ponna speaks for those who suffer silently a lot and also for those who always become a disparaged figure.


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Dr. Sujatha S. “Feminine Quest for Freedom: A Re-Reading of Ponna- Perumal Murugan’s One Part Woman”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 40-46, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.5.3.06.


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